On This Day

Events in History in 1732

  • Jan 21 Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
  • Jan 29 Paris churchyard of Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual
  • Feb 1 Parliament of Ratisborn accepts Pragmatic Sanctions
  • Feb 2 King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
  • Feb 20 Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
  • Feb 26 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia
  • Jun 9 Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
  • Aug 1 Foundations laid for Bank of England

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Aug 13 Voltaire's "Zaire" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
  • Sep 2 Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
  • Sep 6 VOC dismisses Dutch east indies governor-general Diederik Dare
  • Nov 14 First professional librarian in north America, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
  • Dec 6 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players in New York
  • Dec 13 Prussia joins Austria and Russia in signing the Treaty of Berlin, a secret treaty regarding succession to the Polish throne

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Dec 19 Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Dec 28 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)