On This Day

What Happened in February 1720

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Feb 10 Edmond Halley appointed as the second Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory

  • Feb 11 Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
  • Feb 29 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 8 Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
  • Feb 26 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 27 Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)