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Events in 1670

11 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.
13 January: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1080 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
21 January: In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.
12 February: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
30 March: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
5 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
21 April: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
2 May: The Hudson's Bay Company is founded as a fur trading business, the oldest commercial corporation in North America and one of the oldest in the world.
18 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
24 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
24 November: Louis XIV of France orders the construction of a home and hospital for aged and unwell soldiers in Paris, now known as the “Hôtel des Invalides”.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1670

Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Francesco Lana de Terzi, Narai, Joost van den Vondel, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 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, Jonathan Swift and Herman Boerhaave celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1670

The year 1670 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1578, 1586, 1597, 1603, 1614, 1625, 1631, 1642, 1653 and 1659 in the century before it and 1681, 1687, 1698, 1710, 1721, 1727, 1738, 1749, 1755 and 1766 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon 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.

Calculating time

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?1670 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 29 June 2017.
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