On This Day

Historical Events in 1729

  • Mar 15 Sister St Stanislas Hachard, 1st American nun, takes her vows in New Orleans

Music Premiere

Apr 15 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" premieres in Leipzig

  • Jul 22 Diamonds found in Minas Geras, Brazil
  • Jul 25 North Carolina becomes a royal colony
  • Jul 30 City of Baltimore founded
  • Sep 16 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Groningen
  • Oct 12 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Gelderland
  • Nov 9 Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
  • Nov 21 Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
  • Nov 28 Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.