On This Day

What Happened in February 1724

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 20 George Frideric Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto" premieres at the King's Theatre in Haymarket, London


Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 28 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)
  • Feb 29 Eva Marie Veigel [La Violette], Austrian ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick, born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1822)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 12 Elkanah Settle, English writer (b. 1648)
  • Feb 13 Francisco Jose Coutinho, composer, dies at 43