Year 1724 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Glassblower Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit proposes system for making thermometers and the Fahrenheit temperature scale in a paper to the Royal Society of London and is elected a fellow on its basis
  • Jan 14 Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
  • Jan 28 The Russian Academy of Sciences founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in a Senate decree. Called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
  • Apr 1 Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War
  • Apr 1 Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier's letters
  • Apr 6 Thomas Pelham-Holles becomes British Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Jun 23 Russia and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
  • Oct 13 Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters
  • Oct 15 Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old Catholic church in Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Dec 7 Tumult of Thorn - religious unrest was followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (ToruĊ„) by Polish authorities.
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Historical Figures Who Died in 1724

  • Feb 12 Elkanah Settle, English poet and playwright, dies at 76
  • Mar 7 Innocent XIII [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Pope (1721-24), dies at 68
  • Mar 8 Enrico Giovanni Zuccalli, Swiss architect, dies at about 81
  • May 3 John Leverett the Younger, American President of Harvard, dies at 61
  • May 18 Johann K. Amman, Swiss-Dutch deaf-mute teacher (Surdus Loquens),, dies at 54

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