< MDCLXXXVIII = 1688 >
Events in 1688
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|2 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rabbit makes room for the Year of the Dragon.|
|11 April:|| ||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.|
|16 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|30 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|20 June:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1099 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|11 July:|| ||Narai, king of Ayutthaya since 1656, dies in Lopburi at age 58 or 59.|
|20 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|26 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|4 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 1688
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, Vitus Bering, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit and Hans Egede celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1688 was a leap year starting on a Thursday, just like 1604, 1632 and 1660 in the century before it and 1728, 1756 and 1784 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?1688 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 March 2017.