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1720Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

1720Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution

1720 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 6
The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings. 
Feb 1
Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty 
Feb 10
Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England 
Feb 11
Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) 
Feb 29
Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns 
May 25
The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000 
Jun 9
Sweden & Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm 
Jun 10
Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard 
Jul 3
Sweden & Denmark sign peace treaty 
Jul 27
The second important victory of the Russian Navy - the Battle of Grengam. 
Sep 12
Isaak of Hoornbeek elected Dutch pension advisor 
Oct 10
French government proclaims strike on banknotes 
Oct 17
Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris 
Nov 9
Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire 
Nov 15
Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial 
Nov 28
Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution 
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