On This Day

January 1720 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 6 The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings
  • Jan 21 Sweden and Prussia sign a peace treaty ending hostilities between them during the Great Northern War

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 11 Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Utrechts regent
  • Jan 13 Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (d. 1808)
  • Jan 30 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist & entomologist, born in Finspång, Sweden (d. 1778)

Deaths in History

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