On This Day

Historical Events in 1730

  • Feb 28 Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
  • Mar 16 Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as viceroy of Drenthe
  • Apr 8 Congregation Shearith Israel opens the 1st North American synagogue in New York City on Mill Street in Lower Manhattan
  • Jul 12 Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII
  • Jul 21 States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"
  • Aug 4 Crown prince Frederick of Prussia escapes to England
  • Sep 17 Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees
  • Sep 30 Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
  • Oct 12 Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Dec 3 Colley Cibber is appointed British Poet Laureate under King George II

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11 Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire