What Happened in February 1724

Historical Events

Music 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 poet and playwright, dies at 76
  • Feb 13 Francisco Jose Coutinho, Portuguese composer, dies at 43