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]

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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]

  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. ^ 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. ^ Bentley, G. E. Jr. (March 2009). "Blake's Murderesses: Visionary Heads of Wickedness". Huntington Library Quarterly (University of California Press) 72 (1): 69–105. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ a b c Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 301. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  10. ^ a b Everett, Jason M., ed. (2006). "1727". The People's Chronology. Thomson Gale. 
  11. ^ "Dornoch in the 18th century". Historylinks Museum. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Neill, W. N. (1923). "the Last Execution for Witchcraft in Scotland, 1722". Scottish Historical Review 20: 218–21. JSTOR 25519547. 
  14. ^ Delambre, J. B. (1827). Histoire de l'astronomie au dix-huitième siècle. Paris: Bachelier. 
  15. ^ William L. R. Cates (1863). The Pocket Date Book. Chapman and Hall. 
  16. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.