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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1722 AD


January 24: Czar Peter the Great begins civil system
January 24: Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st U.S. divinity professor (Harvard)


March 8: Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
March 17: Willem K. H. Friso appointed mayor of Drente


April 5: Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
April 6: Peter the Great ends tax on men with beards
April 22: 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
April 30: Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant


May 3: Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance," premieres in Paris


June 30: Hungarian Parliament condemns emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctions


September 12: Russian troops occupy Baku and Derbent on Persia


October 19: French C. Hopffer patents fire extinguisher


November 2: Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland
November 7: Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premieres in London
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