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Events in 1666
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|22 January:|| ||Shah Jahan, emperor of the Mughal Empire from 1628 to 1658, builder of the Taj Mahal, dies in Agra at age 74.|
|4 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Snake makes room for the Year of the Horse.|
|25 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1076 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|27 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|11 April:|| ||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.|
|19 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|30 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|3 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|26 Augustus:|| ||Frans Hals, painter of the Dutch Golden Age, dies in Haarlem around age 58.|
|2 September:|| ||A fire in a bakery in Pudding Lane spreads and grows into the Great Fire of London, burning for three days.|
|5 September:|| ||The Great Fire of London subsides after ravaging the city for three days.|
|9 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 1666
Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Joost van den Vondel, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 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 1666 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1574, 1593, 1599, 1610, 1621, 1627, 1638, 1649 and 1655 in the century before it and 1677, 1683, 1694, 1700, 1706, 1717, 1723, 1734, 1745, 1751 and 1762 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?1666 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2017.