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Events in 1643
|4 January:|| ||Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician, is born in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth.|
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|19 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|29 March:|| ||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.|
|4 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|12 July:|| ||François Duquesnoy, Baroque sculptor, dies in Livorno in Italy at age 46.|
|23 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|3 November:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1053 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|29 November:|| ||Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer and singer, dies in Venice at age 76.|
|3 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|25 December:|| ||William Mynors, sailing for the British East India Company, names Christmas Island.|
People in 1643
Charles I, Abel Tasman, Jacob Cats, James Ussher, Hugo Grotius, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, Jacob van Campen, Jan van Goyen, René Descartes, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Diego Velázquez, Oliver Cromwell, Pierre de Fermat, Rembrandt van Rijn, 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, John Locke, Robert Hooke, Jan van der Heyden, Louis XIV, Mehmed IV and André Charles Boulle celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1643 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1545, 1551, 1562, 1573, 1579, 1587, 1598, 1609, 1615, 1626 and 1637 in the century before it and 1654, 1665, 1671, 1682, 1693, 1699, 1705, 1711, 1722, 1733 and 1739 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?1643 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 20 May 2013.