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1722Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards

1722Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

1722 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 24
Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system 
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 
Apr 5
Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island 
Apr 6
Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards 
Apr 22
19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed 
Apr 30
Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant 
May 3
Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in Paris 
Jun 30
Hungarian Parliament condemns Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctions 
Jul 25
The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border. 
Sep 12
Russian troops occupy Baku & Derbent on Persia 
Oct 19
Frenchman C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher 
Nov 2
Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland 
Nov 7
Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premieres in London 
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