Historical Events in 1732

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  • Jan 21st Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
  • Jan 29th Paris churchyard of Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual
  • Feb 1st Parliament of Ratisborn accepts Pragmatic Sanctions
  • Feb 2nd King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
  • Feb 20th Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
  • Feb 26th 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia
  • Jun 9th Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
  • Aug 1st Foundations laid for Bank of England

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Aug 13th Voltaire's "Zaire" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • Sep 2nd Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
  • Sep 6th VOC dismisses Dutch east indies governor-general Diederik Dare
  • Nov 14th First professional librarian in north America, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
  • Dec 6th 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC
  • Dec 7th The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 19th Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Dec 28th 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)