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Events in 1648
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|25 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.|
|30 January:|| ||Spanish and Dutch negotiators reach a peace agreement to end the Eighty Years' War.|
|29 March:|| ||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.|
|4 April:|| ||Grinling Gibbons, British sculptor, is born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.|
|8 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|15 May:|| ||The Peace of Münster goes into effect with Spain's recognition of Dutch independence.|
|17 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|9 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1058 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|26 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|9 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 October:|| ||Resulting from the first modern diplomatic congress, the Treaty of Münster between the Holy Roman Empire and France and the Treaty of Osnabrück between the Holy Roman Empire and Sweden are signed to end the Thirty Years' War.|
|16 December:|| ||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 1648
Charles I, Abel Tasman, Frans Hals, Jacob Cats, James Ussher, 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, André Charles Boulle, Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1648 was a leap year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1556, 1592 and 1620 in the century before it and 1676, 1716 and 1744 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?1648 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2013.