< MDCCXXI = 1721 >
Events in 1721
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|28 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rat makes way for the Year of the Ox.|
|12 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|13 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.|
|1 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|15 June:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1133 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|3 July:|| ||Norwegian-Danish Lutheran missionary Hans Egede arrives in Greenland, finding that the old Norse colony on Greenland, last heard of 300 years before, has died out.|
|15 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|3 Augustus:|| ||Grinling Gibbons, British sculptor, dies in London at age 73.|
|30 Augustus:|| ||Swedish Estonia, Livonia, Ingria, Kexholm and most of Karelia are ceded to Russia in the Treaty of Nystad.|
|21 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|1 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 1721
Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, André Charles Boulle, Isaac Newton, 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, Anders Celsius, Benjamin Franklin, Leonhard Euler, Carolus Linnaeus, Carlo Goldoni, Louis XV, Ruđer Bošković, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Thomas Gray, Johann Winckelmann and Thomas Chippendale celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1721 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1625, 1631, 1642, 1653, 1659, 1670, 1681, 1687, 1698 and 1710 in the century before it and 1727, 1738, 1749, 1755, 1766, 1777, 1783, 1794, 1800, 1806 and 1817 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?2013 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?1721 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 June 2013.