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Events in History in 1726

  • Feb 8 The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia
  • May 9 Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn
  • Jun 11 Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 Benjamin Franklin sails back to Philadelphia

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Aug 6 Treaty of Alliance between the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and the Russian Empire signed at Vienna

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 28 "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is published by Benjamin Motte in London

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift