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

Historic Event

Sep 30 Duke of Savoy Victor Amadeus II abdicates his throne amid scandal after marrying his mistress Anna Canalis di Cumiana

  • Oct 12 Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark

Appointment of Interest

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

Historic Event

Dec 11 Voltaire's tragedy "Brutus" premieres in Paris