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1734Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

1734 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 8
Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 
Mar 10
Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples 
May 20
1st Jockey Club forms in SC 
Jun 17
French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine 
Jun 21
In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of 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 that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand. 
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
John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted 
Dec 13
England & Russia sign trade agreement 
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