The events of the past that have defined our history are at your fingertips! The year 1720 is full of these events, such as the signing of the Treaty of Stockholm between Sweden and Prussia, the end of the War of the Quadruple Alliance with the signing of the Treaty of the Hague, the election of Frederick I as the new King of Sweden, the "South Sea Bubble" taking place in Great Britain, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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February 11, 1720
The Treaty of Stockholm is signed between Sweden and Prussia during the Great Northern War.
February 17, 1720
The War of the Quadruple Alliance ends as Spain, Britain, France, Austria and the Dutch Republic sign the Treaty of The Hague.
March 24, 1720
Frederick I is elected by Riksdag of the Estates as the new King of Sweden.
July 12, 1720
An attempt to curb excesses of the stock markets is made by the Lords Justice during the "South Sea Bubble" in Great Britain.
Prices for the South Sea Company stock drops, marking the crash of the English stock market during the "South Sea Bubble".
November 16, 1720
The trial of pirate "Calico Jack" Rackham is held at Spanish Town in Jamaica.