< MDCLXVIII = 1668 >
Events in 1668
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|4 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1078 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|12 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ram makes room for the Year of the Monkey.|
|5 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|18 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.|
|28 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|6 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|12 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|15 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|31 December:|| ||Herman Boerhaave, Dutch botanist, physician and philospher, is born in Voorhout.|
People in 1668
Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Francesco Lana de Terzi, Narai, 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, Jacob Roggeveen and Jonathan Swift celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1668 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1576, 1584, 1612 and 1640 in the century before it and 1696, 1708, 1736 and 1764 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?1668 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 June 2017.