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Events in 1662
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|1 February:|| ||The Dutch on Formosa, having lost three quarters of the two thousand soldiers defending Fort Zeelandia after a nine months siege, surrender to the Chinese.|
|9 February:|| ||Frederick Coyett, the last colonial governor for the Dutch colony of Formosa, hands over the keys of Fort Zeelandia to the Chinese and leads the surviving Dutch forces and civilians back to Batavia, ending 38 years of Dutch colonial rule on Taiwan.|
|18 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.|
|26 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|3 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|10 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1072 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|10 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|14 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|17 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|19 Augustus:|| ||Blaise Pascal, French physicist and inventor, dies in Paris at age 39.|
|23 September:|| ||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 1662
Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pierre de Fermat, Rembrandt van Rijn, John Wilkins, Charles Le Brun, Jean de La Fontaine, Andrew Marvell, Molière, Giandomenico Cassini, 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, Gottfried Leibniz, Grinling Gibbons, William III, Edmond Halley and Jacob Roggeveen celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1662 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1570, 1581, 1589, 1595, 1606, 1617, 1623, 1634, 1645 and 1651 in the century before it and 1673, 1679, 1690, 1702, 1713, 1719, 1730, 1741, 1747 and 1758 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?1662 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 March 2017.