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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1732 AD

January

January 21: Russia and Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
January 29: Paris churchyard Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual

February

February 1: Parliament of Ratisborn accept Pragmatic Sanctions
February 2: King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
February 20: Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
February 26: 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, Philadelphia
February 26: Mass celebrated for 1st time at St. Joseph's Church in Philadelphia

June

June 9: Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe

August

August 1: Foundation laid for Bank of England
August 13: Voltaire's "Zaire," premieres in Paris

September

September 2: Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
September 6: VOC fires Netherlands-Dutch east indies governor-general Diederik Dare
September 24: 21 homosexuality burned in South Horn

November

November 14: 1st U.S. professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia

December

December 6: 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, New York City
December 19: Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"
December 28: 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)
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