Historical Events For Year 1720

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February 11, 1720

The Treaty of Stockholm is signed between Sweden and Prussia during the Great Northern War.
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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.
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March 24, 1720

Frederick I is elected by Riksdag of the Estates as the new King of Sweden. Read More

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.
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September, 1720

Prices for the South Sea Company stock drops, marking the crash of the English stock market during the "South Sea Bubble".
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November 16, 1720

The trial of pirate "Calico Jack" Rackham is held at Spanish Town in Jamaica. Read More