On This Day

January 1722 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 24 Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Jan 24 Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (d. 1752)
  • Jan 26 Alexander Carlyle, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Antoine Coypel, French painter and poet, dies at 60
  • Jan 21 Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661)