On This Day

Historical Events in 1723

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 12 George Frideric Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres at the King's Theatre London

  • Apr 23 Cornelis Steenoven elected archbishop of Utrecht
  • Jun 26 After a lasting siege and bombardment by cannons, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
  • Nov 12 Ambrose Godfrey patents a gunpowder fueled fire extinguisher system in England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI's Pragmatic Sanction with the Diet of Hungary recognizes the King's daughters as successors

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI