What Happened in 1724

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Glassblower Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit proposes system for making thermometers and the Fahrenheit temperature scale in a paper to the Royal Society of London and is elected a fellow on its basis
  • Jan 14 Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne

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Famous People Who Died in 1724

  • Feb 12 Elkanah Settle, English poet and playwright, dies at 76
  • Feb 13 Francisco Jose Coutinho, Portuguese composer, dies at 43
  • Mar 7 Innocent XIII [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Pope (1721-24), dies at 68
  • Mar 8 Enrico Giovanni Zuccalli, Swiss architect, dies at about 81
  • May 3 John Leverett the Younger, American President of Harvard, dies at 61

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