On This Day

What Happened in January 1722

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jan 24 Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

  • 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)