< MDCVI = 1606 >
Events in 1606
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|30 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|8 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|10 April:|| ||James I of England issues the Charter of the Virginia Company of London with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.|
|12 April:|| ||James VI of Scotland, having inherited the throne of England in 1603, combines the flags of the two countries into the Union Jack.|
|16 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|22 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|4 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|15 July:|| ||Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter, is born in Leiden.|
|2 September:|| ||Karel van Mander, Flemish-born Dutch painter and art historian, dies in Amsterdam at age 58.|
|11 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|20 December:|| ||The first colonists of the Virginia Company of London set sail for the New World in three small ships under captain Christopher Newport.|
|21 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1015 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1606
El Greco, Pieter Both, Lodewijk Elsevier, John Napier, Pocahontas, Joseph Scaliger, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Miguel de Cervantes, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler, Caravaggio, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Jacob Cats, Peter Paul Rubens, John Smith, James Ussher, Hugo Grotius, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, Jacob van Campen, Jan van Goyen, René Descartes, François Duquesnoy, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Diego Velázquez, Oliver Cromwell and Pierre de Fermat celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1606 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1514, 1525, 1531, 1542, 1553, 1559, 1570, 1581, 1589 and 1595 in the century before it and 1617, 1623, 1634, 1645, 1651, 1662, 1673, 1679, 1690 and 1702 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1606&a=1&z=0 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 18 May 2013.