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Events in 1618
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|1 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.|
|9 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|20 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|23 May:|| ||Catholic Bohemian councillors Slavata and Martinitz are thrown out of a window at Prague Castle by Hussite Protestant activists in the Second Defenestration of Prague, leading up to the Thirty Years' War.|
|12 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1027 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|11 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|29 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|29 October:|| ||Walter Raleigh, English author and explorer who allegedly introduced potatoes and tobacco in England, is executed for treason in the Old Palace Yard at the Palace of Westminster, London.|
|18 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1618
Mumtaz Mahal, Trijntje Keever, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler, 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, Pierre de Fermat, Rembrandt van Rijn, Murad IV Ghazi and John Wilkins celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1618 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1526, 1537, 1543, 1554, 1565, 1571, 1582, 1590, 1601 and 1607 in the century before it and 1629, 1635, 1646, 1657, 1663, 1674, 1685, 1691, 1703 and 1714 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?2017 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?1618 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 16 August 2017.