Historical Events in 1722

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Jan 24th Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Jan 24th Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)
  • Mar 8th Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
  • Mar 17th Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente
  • Apr 5th Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
  • Apr 6th Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards
  • Apr 22nd 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
  • Apr 30th Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
  • May 3rd Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in Paris
  • Jun 30th Hungarian Parliament condemns Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctions
  • Jul 25th The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border.
  • Sep 12th Russian troops occupy Baku & Derbent in Persia
  • Oct 19th Frenchman C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher
  • Nov 2nd Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
  • Nov 7th Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premieres in London