What Happened in April 1722

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island

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Apr 6 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards

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  • Apr 22 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
  • Apr 30 Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 11 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols)
  • Apr 12 Pietro Nardini, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 13 Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies
  • Apr 14 Pieter Erberveld, German-Thai merchant on Java, Indonesia. He was accused of plotting a rebellion with the Javanese, tortured and executed at around 62
  • Apr 21 Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673)