On This Day

Events in History in 1722

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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)
  • Mar 8 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
  • Mar 17 Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente

Historic DiscoveryEaster Island Moai

Apr 5 Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen is the first European to discover Easter Island / Rapa Nui in the southeastern Pacific

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  • Apr 22 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
  • May 3 Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in Paris

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Jun 30 Hungarian Parliament condemns Emperor Charles VI's Pragmatic Sanctions

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI
  • Jul 25 The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border
  • Sep 12 Russian troops occupy Baku & Derbent in Persia
  • Oct 19 French C. Hopffer patents the automatic fire extinguisher in England
  • Nov 2 Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
  • Nov 7 Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers" premieres in London