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Events in 1694

11 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.
25 January: In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.
4 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.
10 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
16 April: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1105 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
16 May: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
23 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
23 July: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
29 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
18 November: Matsuo Bashō, Japanese poet of the Edo period, dies in Osaka at age 50, leaving his last poem “falling sick on a journey / my dream goes wandering / over a field of dried grass”.
21 November: Voltaire, French writer, is born as François-Marie Arouet in Paris.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1694

Jean de La Fontaine, Giandomenico Cassini, Christiaan Huygens, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, John Locke, Robert Hooke, Jan van der Heyden, Louis XIV, 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, Hans Egede and Charles-Louis de Secondat celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1694

The year 1694 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1599, 1610, 1621, 1627, 1638, 1649, 1655, 1666, 1677 and 1683 in the century before it and 1700, 1706, 1717, 1723, 1734, 1745, 1751, 1762, 1773, 1779 and 1790 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?1694 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 April 2017.
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