On This Day

What Happened in 1734

Historical Events

  • Jan 8 Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
  • Mar 10 Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
  • May 20 1st Jockey Club forms in South Carolina
  • Jun 17 French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine
  • Jun 21 In Montreal, New France (Quebec), black slave Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony
  • Jun 30 Russian army occupies Danzig
  • Nov 8 Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands
  • Nov 17 John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY colonial governor; later acquitted
  • Dec 13 Britain and Russia sign trade agreement

World Leaders in 1734

Famous People in 1734

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 16 Jurist William Allen (29) weds Margaret Hamilton
  • Mar 25 William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau marries princess Anne of Great Britain, eldest daughter of King George II at St. James' Palace