What Happened in January 1720

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Historical Events

  • Jan 6 The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist
  • Jan 11 Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Utrechts regent
  • Jan 13 Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (d. 1808)
  • Jan 27 Samuel Foote, England, actor/dramatist (Mirror)
  • Jan 30 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (d. 1778)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 31 Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford, English privy councillor (c. 1654)