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What Happened in 1721

Historical Events in 1721

  • Jan 25 Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
  • Mar 9 British Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower
  • Mar 24 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
  • Mar 27 France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid
  • Apr 3 Robert Walpole becomes Britain's 1st Lord of the Treasury - effective Prime Minister, although that term was never officially used (indeed, it was considered an insult) until much later
  • May 8 Michelangiolo dei Conti succeeds Pope Clement XI, as Innocent XIII
  • May 25 John Copson becomes America's 1st insurance agent
  • May 29 South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony
  • Jun 13 England signs Treaty of Madrid
  • Jun 26 Dr Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America

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