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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1720 AD


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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