Today in History for April 1722

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Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

11th - Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols)
12th - Pietro Nardini, composer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 3

13th - Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies
21st - Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673)
22nd - Pieter Erberfeld, German/Thais merchant on Java, dies

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