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What Happened on January 1, 1724

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Inventor and Physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Inventor and Physicist
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

1724 Highlights

About January 1, 1724

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 297 years and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn