What Happened in 1728

Historical Events in 1728

  • Jan 9 Coronation of 12-year old Peter II Alexeyevich as Tsar of Russia takes place in Moscow
  • Jan 29 John Gays' satiric work "The Beggar's Opera" premieres at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre in London, England [NS=Feb 9]
  • Feb 28 George Frideric Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia" premieres in London
  • Mar 6 Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
  • Apr 22 Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus" premieres in Paris
  • May 4 George Frideric Handel's opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto" premieres in London
  • Dec 17 Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan to build the city's first synagogue