On This Day

What Happened in April 1724

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Apr 1 Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier's letters

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 12 Lyman Hall, American physician and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Wallingford, Connecticut (d. 1790)

Person of interestImmanuel Kant

Apr 22 Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason), born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1804)

Philosopher Immanuel Kant
Philosopher
Immanuel Kant
  • Apr 27 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1784)
  • Apr 27 Colonel Thomas Gardner, American heroic political figure and soldier, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1775)