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Events in 1685

11 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.
3 February: In this Chinese New Year the Rat makes way for the Year of the Ox.
23 February: Georg Friedrich Händel, German-British Baroque composer, is born in Halle an der Saale in what is now a museum of musical instruments.
21 March: Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer, is born in Eisenach.
15 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
18 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
3 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
22 July: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1096 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
21 Augustus: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
8 October: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
18 October: King Louis XIV of France issues the Edict of Fontainebleau, revoking the Edict of Nantes and ordering the closure of Protestant schools and destruction of Huguenot churches.
28 October: 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 1685

Francesco Lana de Terzi, Narai, Matsuo Bashō, Charles Le Brun, Jean de La Fontaine, Giandomenico Cassini, Robert Boyle, Christiaan Huygens, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 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, Herman Boerhaave, Peter the Great, Antonio Vivaldi and Vitus Bering celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1685

The year 1685 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1590, 1601, 1607, 1618, 1629, 1635, 1646, 1657, 1663 and 1674 in the century before it and 1691, 1703, 1714, 1725, 1731, 1742, 1753, 1759, 1770 and 1781 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?1685 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 April 2017.
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