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  • Jan 14 Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne

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Jan 28 The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in the Senate decree. It was called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

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Feb 20 George Frideric Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto" premieres in London

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Apr 1 Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham

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Apr 1 Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier's letters

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift

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Apr 6 Thomas Pelham-Holles becomes British minister of Foreign Affairs

British Prime Minister Thomas Pelham-Holles
British Prime Minister
Thomas Pelham-Holles

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Apr 7 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St John Passion" premieres in Leipzig

  • Jun 23 Russia & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
  • Oct 13 Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters
  • Oct 15 Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church
  • Nov 11 Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)
  • Dec 7 Tumult of Thorn - religious unrest was followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (ToruĊ„) by Polish authorities.
  • Dec 9 Colley Cibber's play "Caesar in Egypt" premieres in London
  • Dec 23 Emperor Charles VI names Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria land guardian of the Austrian Netherlands