1720s

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This is a list of events occurring in the 1720s, ordered by year.

1720[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

  • July 12 – The Lords Justice in Great Britain attempt to curb some of the excesses of the stock markets during the "South Sea Bubble". They dissolve a number of petitions for patents and charters, and abolish more than 80 joint-stock companies of dubious merit, but this has little effect on the creation of "Bubbles", ephemeral joint-stock companies created during the hysteria of the times.[2]
  • September – "South Sea Bubble": The English stock market crashes with dropping prices for stock in the South Sea Company.
  • November 16 – Pirate "Calico Jack" Rackham is brought to trial at Spanish Town in Jamaica; he is hanged at Port Royal two days later.

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1721[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1722[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1723[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1724[edit]

January–June[edit]

Blenheim Palace completed.

July–December[edit]

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1725[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1726[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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Gullivers travels by Jonathan Swift.

1727[edit]

January–June[edit]

Siege of Gibraltar

July–December[edit]

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1728[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1729[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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Significant people[edit]

Births[edit]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ MacKay, Charles (2003). Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. Harriman House Classics. 
  3. ^ Breverton, Terry (2004). Black Bart Roberts: The Greatest Pirate of Them All. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing. p. 57. ISBN 1-58980-233-0. 
  4. ^ "Sir Robert Walpole". 10. HM Government. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  5. ^ Clear, Todd R.; Cole, George F.; Resig, Michael D. (2006). American Corrections (7th ed.). Thompson. 
  6. ^ Wolf, C. (1985). Michael Albrecht, ed. Oratio de Sinarum philosophia practica/Rede über die praktische Philosophie der Chinesen. Philosophische Bibliothek (in German). Hamburg, Germany: Felix Meiner Verlag. p. XXXIX. 
  7. ^ Dublin Weekly Journal 26 June 1725. "History of Freemasonry in Ireland". Freemasonry in North Munster. Provincial Grand Lodge of North Munster. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  8. ^ a b Everett, Jason M., ed. (2006). "1727". The People's Chronology. Thomson Gale. 
  9. ^ "Dornoch in the 18th century". Historylinks Museum. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  10. ^ K. M. Sheard (8 December 2011). Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names: For Pagans, Wiccans, Druids, Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts Who Are Curious about Na. Llewellyn Worldwide. pp. 304–. ISBN 978-0-7387-2368-6. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Neill, W. N. (1923). "the Last Execution for Witchcraft in Scotland, 1722". Scottish Historical Review 20: 218–21. JSTOR 25519547. 
  12. ^ Delambre, J. B. (1827). Histoire de l'astronomie au dix-huitième siècle. Paris: Bachelier. 
  13. ^ William L. R. Cates (1863). The Pocket Date Book. Chapman and Hall.