942 in history

942 events chronologically

Dec 17 Assassination of William I of Normandy

Died in 942

Feb 13 Muhammad ibn Ra'iq a senior official of the Abbasid Caliphate, who exploited the caliphal government's weakness to become the first amir al-umara of the Caliphate in 936. Deposed by Turkish military leaders in 938, he regained the post in 941 and kept it until his assassination in February 942
Nov 18 Odo of Cluny the second abbot of Cluny. He enacted various reforms in the Cluniac system of France and Italy. He is venerated as a Saint by the Catholic Church and his feast day is 18 November
Dec 17 William I of Normandy the second ruler of Normandy, from 927 until his assassination.