1724 in History
January 14 Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
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 23 Russia and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
October 13 Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters
October 15 Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old-Catholic church
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