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1724The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in the Senate decree. It was called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.

1724George F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London

1724Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters

1724Johann S Bach's "John Passion" premieres in Leipzig

1724 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 14
Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne 
Jan 28
The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in the Senate decree. It was called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917. 
Feb 20
George F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London 
Apr 1
Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War 
Apr 1
Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier's letters 
Apr 6
Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs 
Apr 7
Johann S Bach's "John Passion" premieres in Leipzig 
Jun 23
Russia & 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 
Nov 11
Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700) 
Dec 7
Tumult of Thorn - religious unrest was followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Toruń) by Polish authorities. 
Dec 9
Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt" premieres in London 
Dec 23
Emperor Charles VI names Maria Elisabeth land guardian of Aust Neth 
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