< MDCCIV = 1704 >
Events in 1704
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|27 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|5 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ram makes room for the Year of the Monkey.|
|4 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|19 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|20 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|8 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|8 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|28 October:|| ||John Locke, English philosopher, dies in Essex at age 72.|
|17 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1116 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1704
Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Giandomenico Cassini, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 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 1704 was a leap year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1608, 1636, 1664 and 1692 in the century before it and 1732, 1760 and 1788 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?1704 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 November 2017.