On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1724

Famous Birthdays

  • Willem Arnold Alting, Dutch governor-general of Dutch East Indies (1780-97), born in Groningen, Dutch Republic (d. 1800)

Famous Deaths

  • 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)
1724 Highlights

About November 11, 1724

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 296 years and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio