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Events in 1631
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|24 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1040 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|31 March:|| ||John Donne, English poet, dies in London at age 59.|
|6 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|16 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|23 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|25 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|17 June:|| ||Mumtaz Mahal, empress of India, dies in Burhanpur at age 38 during childbirth, leading her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, to spend the next twenty years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.|
|21 June:|| ||John Smith, English explorer, founder of the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia, dies in London at age 51.|
|30 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|6 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|7 December:|| ||A transit of Venus across the sun occurs, predicted by Kepler but invisible in Europe.|
|16 December:|| ||Mount Vesuvius awakens from a decrease in activity during the last four hundred years with a powerful eruption that kills 3000 people.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1631
Trijntje Keever, Claudio Monteverdi, Charles I, Galileo Galilei, Ben Jonson, Jacob Cats, Peter Paul Rubens, James Ussher, Hugo Grotius, 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, John Wilkins, Charles Le Brun, Jean de La Fontaine, Andrew Marvell, Molière, Blaise Pascal, Giandomenico Cassini, Paulus Potter, Robert Boyle and Christiaan Huygens celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1631 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1533, 1539, 1550, 1561, 1567, 1578, 1586, 1597, 1603, 1614 and 1625 in the century before it and 1642, 1653, 1659, 1670, 1681, 1687, 1698, 1710, 1721 and 1727 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?1631 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 May 2013.