< MDCCIII = 1703 >
Events in 1703
|8 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1114 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|7 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|16 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Horse makes way for the Year of the Ram.|
|3 March:|| ||Robert Hooke, English physicist, Curator by Office for life at the Royal Society, dies in London at age 67.|
|1 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.|
|2 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|16 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|20 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|27 May:|| ||Russian tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg, making it the capital ten years later.|
|20 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|7 December:|| ||An exceptionally severe storm, the only hurricane known to make it all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, ravages the southern part of Great Britain and the Channel, killing thousands in five days.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|28 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1115 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
People in 1703
Giandomenico Cassini, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, John Locke, Jan van der Heyden, Louis XIV, André Charles Boulle, Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, Grinling Gibbons, 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, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Voltaire, Nader Shah, Daniel Bernoulli and Anders Celsius celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1703 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1607, 1618, 1629, 1635, 1646, 1657, 1663, 1674, 1685 and 1691 in the century before it and 1714, 1725, 1731, 1742, 1753, 1759, 1770, 1781, 1787 and 1798 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?1703 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 June 2017.