On This Day

January 1722 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Jan 24 Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

  • 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)