1720
Mississippi Co. failure leads to French national bankruptcy.
Spain occupies Texas.
1st collective settlement in Vermont.
Tibet becomes Chinese protectorate.
Old Haymarket Theatre, Lond.
Novels serialized in newspapers.
Bernardo Canaletto born.
Wallpaper fashionable in England
1st yacht club: Ireland.

1721
China kills Formosa revolt.
Madame de Pompadour born.
Swiss bring rifles to America.
Regular mail: London to New England
Tobias Smollett born.
Pope Innocent XIII appointed to succeed to Pope Clement XI.
R. Walpole: 1st English Prime Minister.
Jean Antoine Watteau dies.
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos.

1722
John Churchill dies.
Samuel Adams born.
Guy’s Hospital, London.
Flora MacDonald born.
Workhouse Test Act.
Defoe: Moll Flanders.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
Johann Tischbein born.
Bach: Well-Tempered Klavier.

1723
Treaty of Charlottenburg.
Antony van Leeuwenhoek dies.
Robert Walpole reduces tea tax.
Sir Christopher Wren dies.
Bach: St. John Passion.

1724
Peter the Great crowns wife.
Gin popluar in Great Britain.
Longman’s publishing house.
Pope Innocent XIII dies, Pope Benedict XIII succeeds.
George Stubbs born.
Immanuel Kant born.

1725
Peter the Great dies, Catherine, Czarina, succeeds.
Delisle: Map of Europe.
St. Petersburg Academy of Science.
Casanova born.
New York Gazette.
James Otis born.
Homer’s Oddyssey translated.
Rome: Spanish Steps finished.
Prague Opera House.
Alessandro Scarlatti dies.

1726
Blood pressure measured.
Gridiron pendulum for clocks.
First circulating library, Scotland.
Swift: Gulliver’s Travels.
Voltaire banished from France.

1727
Spanish siege of Gibralter; war with England.
Czarina Catherine dies, Peter II succeeds.
Nutrition & physiology of plants.
Isaac Newton dies.
Coffee first planted in Brazil.
Quakers demand end of slavery.
American Philosophical Society.
Thomas Gainsborough born.

1728
Spain raises siege of Gibralter.
Horatio Gates born.
Dutch discover Bering Strait.
James Cook born.
Thomas Warton born.
John Gay: Beggar’s Opera.

1729
Future Catherine the Great born.
Treaty of Seville.
Baltimore founded.
N.&S. Carolina: crown colonies.
Moses Mendelssohn born.
Bach: St. Matthew Passion.