On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1720

Historical Events

  • South Sea bubble reaches a frenzy in London as the stock price of the South Sea Company peaks at £1,000, collapses soon after and falls to £124 by December
1720 Highlights

About August 1, 1720

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 301 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo