1720s

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Events[edit]

Contents: 1720 1721 1722 1723 1724 1725 1726 1727 1728 1729

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]
  • 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

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1722

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1723

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1724

January–June[edit]

Blenheim Palace completed.

July–December[edit]

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1725

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1726

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift


1727

January–June[edit]

Siege of Gibraltar

July–December[edit]

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1728

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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1729

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

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Significant people[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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  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.