< MDCCXXVII = 1727 >
Events in 1727
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|22 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Horse makes way for the Year of the Ram.|
|31 March:|| ||Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician, dies in Kensington at age 84.|
|5 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|6 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.|
|11 April:|| ||Bach's St Matthew Passion is probably first performed at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig on this Good Friday.|
|11 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1139 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|11 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|17 May:|| ||Mathematics genius Euler arrives in St. Petersburg to take up a post at the Imperial Russian Academy of Sciences.|
|25 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|18 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|25 September:|| ||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 1727
André Charles Boulle, Edmond Halley, Jacob Roggeveen, Jonathan Swift, Herman Boerhaave, 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, Adam Smith, John Smeaton and Immanuel Kant celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1727 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1631, 1642, 1653, 1659, 1670, 1681, 1687, 1698, 1710 and 1721 in the century before it and 1738, 1749, 1755, 1766, 1777, 1783, 1794, 1800, 1806, 1817 and 1823 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?1727 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 May 2013.