On This Day

What Happened in January 1722

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 24 Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Jan 24 Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (d. 1752)
  • Jan 14 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, German organist & composer, born in K├Âthen, Germany (d. 1806)
  • Jan 26 Alexander Carlyle, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770)
  • Jan 28 Johann Ernst Bach, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Antoine Coypel, French painter and poet, dies at 60
  • Jan 21 Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661)