1720s

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The 1720s decade ran from January 1, 1720, to December 31, 1729.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
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Events[edit]

1720

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]
  • August 14 – The Spanish Villasur expedition, which set out on June 16 from New Mexico, with the intention of checking French influence on the Great Plains of North America, ends in failure, as it is ambushed by a Pawnee and Otoe force.
  • 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]

By place[edit]

Asia[edit]
  • The Kelantan Sultanate is established at Kelantan Darul Naim (now known as Kelantan Darul Naim, Malaysia).

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1722[edit]

January–June[edit]

The Long Land Pattern, the earliest version of the Brown Bess.

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]

By place[edit]

Asia[edit]
  • The Terengganu Sultanate is established at Terengganu Darul Iman (now known as Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia).

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1726[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift


1727[edit]

January–June[edit]

Siege of Gibraltar

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]


1728[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]


1729[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]


Significant people[edit]

Births[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 297–298. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  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. ^ "Historical Events for Year 1723 | OnThisDay.com". Historyorb.com. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Historical Events for Year 1725 | OnThisDay.com". Historyorb.com. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  9. ^ Bentley, G. E. Jr. (March 2009). "Blake's Murderesses: Visionary Heads of Wickedness". Huntington Library Quarterly. University of California Press. 72 (1): 69–105. JSTOR 10.1525/hlq.2009.72.1.69. At Catherine's urging, "Billings went into the room with a hatchet, with which he struck Hayes so violently that he fractured his skull" but did not kill him. Wood, "taking the hatchet out of Billings's hand, gave the poor man two more blows, which effectually dispatched him." They were then faced with the problem of how to dispose of the body. 
  10. ^ "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ a b c Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 301. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  13. ^ a b Everett, Jason M., ed. (2006). "1727". The People's Chronology. Thomson Gale. 
  14. ^ "Dornoch in the 18th century". Historylinks Museum. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ Neill, W. N. (1923). "the Last Execution for Witchcraft in Scotland, 1722". Scottish Historical Review. 20: 218–21. JSTOR 25519547. 
  17. ^ "The history of payments in the UK". BBC News. 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  18. ^ Delambre, J. B. (1827). Histoire de l'astronomie au dix-huitième siècle. Paris: Bachelier. 
  19. ^ William L. R. Cates (1863). The Pocket Date Book. Chapman and Hall. 
  20. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.