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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1724 AD

January

January 14: Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne

April

April 1: Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War
April 1: Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier's letters
April 6: Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs
April 7: Johann S Bach's "John Passion" premieres in Leipzig
April 16: 1st Easter observed

June

June 23: Russia and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople

October

October 13: Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters
October 15: Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church

December

December 9: Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt," premieres in London
December 23: Emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Austria / Netherlands
December 24: Benjamin Franklin arrives in London
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