Historical Events in 1722

  • Jan 24 Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)

Event of Interest

Jan 24 Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

  • Mar 8 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
  • Mar 17 Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente

Easter Island Moai

Apr 5 Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen is the first European to discover Easter Island / Rapa Nui in the southeastern Pacific

  • Apr 22 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
  • Apr 30 Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
  • May 3 Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in Paris

Event of Interest

Jun 30 Hungarian Parliament condemns Emperor Charles VI's Pragmatic Sanctions

  • Jul 25 The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border
  • Sep 12 Russian troops occupy Baku & Derbent in Persia
  • Oct 19 French C. Hopffer patents the automatic fire extinguisher in England
  • Nov 2 Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland

Theater Premiere

Nov 7 Richard Steele's sentimental comedy play "The Conscious Lovers" premieres in London