1720 in History



February 1 Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
February 10 Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
February 11 Sweden and Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
February 29 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns
May 25 "Le Grand St. Antoine" reaches Marseille, plague kills 80,000
June 9 Sweden and Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm
June 10 Mrs. Clements of England markets 1st paste-style mustard
July 3 Sweden and Denmark sign peace treaty
September 12 Isaak of Hoornbeek elected Dutch pension advisor
October 10 French government proclaims strike on banknotes
October 17 Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris
November 9 Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire









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