On This Day

What Happened in November 1724

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 11 Willem Arnold Alting, Dutch governor-general of Dutch East Indies (1780-97), born in Groningen, Dutch Republic (d. 1800)
  • Nov 21 Jan Ekels the Elder, Amsterdam painter and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1781)
  • Nov 24 Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 11 Joseph Blake, alias "Blueskin", a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)
  • Nov 16 Jack Sheppard, English robber, hanged
  • Nov 18 Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese naturalist (b. 1685)