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1720s

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1690s 1700s 1710s1720s1730s 1740s 1750s
Years: 1720 1721 1722 1723 1724 1725 1726 1727 1728 1729
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

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

1720

January–June

July–December

  • 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.

Date unknown

1721

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1722

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1723

January–June

July–December

Date unknown


1724

January–June

Blenheim Palace completed.

July–December

Date unknown

1725

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1726

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

Gullivers travels by Jonathan Swift.

1727

January–June

Siege of Gibraltar

July–December

Date unknown

1728

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1729

January–June

July–December

Date unknown


Significant people

Births

Deaths

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