1720s

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

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Events

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]
  • 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

By place

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

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

1722

January–June

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

July–December

Date unknown

1723

January–June

July–December

Date unknown


1724

January–June

Blenheim Palace completed.

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

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


Other Languages
العربية: عقد 1720
aragonés: Anyos 1720
asturianu: Década del 1720
Bân-lâm-gú: 1720 nî-tāi
беларуская: 1720-я
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: 1720-я
bosanski: 1720-e
Чӑвашла: 1720-мĕш çулсем
Cymraeg: 1720au
dansk: 1720'erne
Deutsch: 1720er
emiliàn e rumagnòl: An 1720
эрзянь: 1720 це иеть
español: Años 1720
Esperanto: 1720-aj jaroj
føroyskt: 1720-árini
français: Années 1720
Gaeilge: 1720í
Gàidhlig: 1720an
贛語: 1720年代
한국어: 1720년대
hrvatski: 1720-ih
Bahasa Indonesia: 1720-an
Ирон: 1720-тæ
íslenska: 1721-1730
italiano: Anni 1720
Basa Jawa: 1720-an
ქართული: 1720-იანები
Kiswahili: Miaka ya 1720
македонски: 1720-ти
Bahasa Melayu: 1720-an
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 1720 nièng-dâi
Nederlands: 1720-1729
日本語: 1720年代
Nouormand: Annaées 1720
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: 1720-lar
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: 1720 ਦਾ ਦਹਾਕਾ
português: Década de 1720
română: Anii 1720
Runa Simi: 1720 watakuna
русский: 1720-е годы
саха тыла: 1720-с
Sesotho sa Leboa: 1720s
shqip: Vitet 1720
sicilianu: 1720ini
Simple English: 1720s
slovenščina: 1720.
српски / srpski: 1720-е
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 1720-e
Basa Sunda: 1720-an
suomi: 1720-luku
svenska: 1720-talet
தமிழ்: 1720கள்
татарча/tatarça: 1720-еллар
Türkmençe: 1720ýý
українська: 1720-ті
Tiếng Việt: Thập niên 1720
粵語: 1720年代
中文: 1720年代