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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1690s  1700s  1710s  – 1720s –  1730s  1740s  1750s
Years: 1717 1718 171917201721 1722 1723
1720 in topic:
Subjects:     ArchaeologyArchitecture
ArtLiterature (Poetry) – MusicScience
Countries:   CanadaGreat Britain
Leaders:   State leadersColonial governors
Category: Establishments – Disestablishments

Year 1720 (MDCCXX) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday [1] of the 11-day slower Julian calendar.


Events of 1720




  • July 12 – The Lords Justice of the UK attempt to curb some of the excesses of the stock markets during the South Sea bubble. They dissolved a number of petitions for patents and charters, and abolished more than 80 joint-stock companies of dubious merit. According to Charles MacKay, this had little effect on the creation of "Bubbles", ephemeral joint-stock companies created during the hysteria of the times.[2]
  • SeptemberSouth Sea Bubble: The English stock market crashes with dropping prices for stock in The South Sea Company, an English company granted a monopoly to trade with South America.
  • November 16 – Pirate Jack Rackham is brought to trial at St. Jago de la Vega in Jamaica.


Ongoing events


1720 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1720
Ab urbe condita 2473
Armenian calendar 1169
Bahá'í calendar -124 – -123
Bengali calendar 1127
Berber calendar 2670
Buddhist calendar 2264
Burmese calendar 1082
Byzantine calendar 7228 – 7229
Chinese calendar 己亥年十一月廿二日
— to —
Coptic calendar 1436 – 1437
Ethiopian calendar 1712 – 1713
Hebrew calendar 5480 – 5481
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1775 – 1776
 - Shaka Samvat 1642 – 1643
 - Kali Yuga 4821 – 4822
Holocene calendar 11720
Iranian calendar 1098 – 1099
Islamic calendar 1132 – 1133
Japanese calendar Kyōhō 5
Korean calendar 4053
Thai solar calendar 2263
See also Category: 1720 births.


See also Category: 1720 deaths.


  1. ^ "Calendar in year 1720 (Russia)" (full Julian calendar), webpage: Julian-1720 (Russia used the Julian calendar until 1919).
  2. ^ Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Harriman House Classics 2003),


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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century - 18th century - 19th century
Decades: 1690s  1700s  1710s  - 1720s -  1730s  1740s  1750s
Years: 1717 1718 1719 - 1720 - 1721 1722 1723



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