< MDCCXXIV = 1724 >
Events in 1724
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|26 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rabbit makes room for the Year of the Dragon.|
|8 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|9 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.|
|22 April:|| ||Immanuel Kant, German philosopher, is born in Königsberg in Prussia, today Kaliningrad in Russia.|
|13 May:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1136 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|28 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|8 June:|| ||John Smeaton, English engineer and physicist, is born in Austhorpe.|
|12 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|19 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|27 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|18 November:|| ||Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese priest and aviation pioneer, dies in Toledo, Spain aged around 39.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1724
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, Thomas Chippendale and Adam Smith celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1724 was a leap year starting on a Saturday, just like 1628, 1656 and 1684 in the century before it and 1752, 1780 and 1820 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?2018 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?1724 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 January 2018.