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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1730 AD

February

February 28: Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy

March

March 16: Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as viceroy of Drenthe

April

April 8: 1st Jewish congregation in U.S. forms synagogue, "Shearith Israel, New York City"

May

May 15: Robert Walpole becomes England 1st prime minister (was: chief min)

July

July 12: Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII
July 21: States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"

August

August 4: Crown prince Frederik of Prussia escapes to England

September

September 1: Benjamin Franklin marries Miss Read
September 17: Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees
September 30: Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns

October

October 12: Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark

December

December 11: Voltaire's "Brutus," premieres in Paris
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