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Events in 1634
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|19 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1043 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|21 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|2 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|14 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|21 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|28 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|1 Augustus:|| ||This month the Dutch West India Company conquers the island of Curaçao, providing the best natural harbour in the Caribbean, to become the focal point in the Dutch slave trade.|
|2 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1634
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, Christiaan Huygens, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Baruch Spinoza and John Locke celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1634 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1542, 1553, 1559, 1570, 1581, 1589, 1595, 1606, 1617 and 1623 in the century before it and 1645, 1651, 1662, 1673, 1679, 1690, 1702, 1713, 1719 and 1730 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?1634 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 May 2017.