Historical Events in 1734

Music Premiere

Jan 8 Premiere of George Frideric Handel's opera "Ariodante" at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

  • 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 Printer John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY colonial governor William Cosby; later acquitted
  • Dec 13 Britain and Russia sign trade agreement
  • Dec 24 Royal Alcázar of Madrid burns down in Madrid with the lost of many artworks, though paintings of Velázquez are saved