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1720s

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

Events

1720

January–June

July–December

  • July 12 – "Bubble Act": 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]
  • July 27 – The Battle of Grengam takes place in the Ledsund strait between the island communities of Föglö and Lemland. It was the last major naval battle in the Great Northern War that took place in the Åland Islands, marking the end of Russian and Swedish offensive naval operations in Baltic waters.
  • 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.

Date unknown

1721

January-June

July-December

Date unknown

1722

January–June

July–December

July: Start of the Russo-Persian War.

Date unknown

1723

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1724

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1725

By place

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

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • A fire in Wapping, London, destroys 70 houses.
  • In Qing dynasty China, 66 copies of a 5,020 volume-long encyclopedia, the Gujin Tushu Jicheng (Complete Collection of Illustrations and Writings from the Earliest to Current Times) are printed, necessitating the crafting of 250,000 movable type characters cast in bronze.
  • 1725–1730Freemasonry is established in France, as an English import.

1726

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1727

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1728

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1729

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

References

  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. Archived from the original on November 1, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Clear, Todd R.; Cole, George F.; Resig, Michael D. (2006). American Corrections (7th ed.). Thompson.
  6. ^ "Silence Dogood, No. 1, 2 April 1722". founders.archives.gov.
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  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on January 26, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ Dublin Weekly Journal 26 June 1725. "History of Freemasonry in Ireland". Freemasonry in North Munster. Provincial Grand Lodge of North Munster. Retrieved .
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  17. ^ a b Everett, Jason M., ed. (2006). "1727". The People's Chronology. Thomson Gale.
  18. ^ "Fires, Great", in The Insurance Cyclopeadia: Being an Historical Treasury of Events and Circumstances Connected with the Origin and Progress of Insurance, Cornelius Walford, ed. (C. and E. Layton, 1876) p49
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  20. ^ 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 2012.
  21. ^ Neill, W. N. (1923). "the Last Execution for Witchcraft in Scotland, 1722". Scottish Historical Review. 20: 218-21. JSTOR 25519547.
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  24. ^ William L. R. Cates (1863). The Pocket Date Book. Chapman and Hall.
  25. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.

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