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What Happened in 1720

Important Events in 1720

  • Feb 10 Edmond Halley appointed as the second Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory
  • May 25 The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000

More Historical Events

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Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard

On June 10, 1720


Famous People in 1720

World Leaders in 1720