On This Day

December 1724 in History

Events in History

  • 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.
  • Dec 9 Colley Cibber's play "Caesar in Egypt" premieres in London

Historic Event

Dec 23 Emperor Charles VI names Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria land guardian of the Austrian Netherlands


Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Charles Theodore, German Elector of Bavaria (1742-77), born in Droogenbosch (d. 1799)

Samuel Hood

Dec 12 Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral in the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars, born in Butleigh, England (d. 1816)

  • Dec 13 Franz Aepinus, German physician and physicist, born in Rostock, Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1802)
  • Dec 24 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician & instructor of non-verbal deaf persons, born in Schaffhausen, Netherlands (d. 1811)