< MDCCXXVIII = 1728 >
Events in 1728
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|28 January:|| ||“The Beggar's Opera” by John Gay premieres at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre in London, running for 62 consecutive performances, the longest run in theatre history up to that time.|
|10 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ram makes room for the Year of the Monkey.|
|25 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|31 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1140 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|25 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.|
|30 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|13 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|7 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|29 Augustus:|| ||Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede founds the settlement of Godthåb or Good Hope in Greenland, renamed Nuuk by the Greenland Home Rule government on 1 May 1979.|
|13 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|7 November:|| ||James Cook, British explorer, is born in Marton, Yorkshire.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1728
William Kent, 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 1728 was a leap year starting on a Thursday, just like 1632, 1660 and 1688 in the century before it and 1756, 1784 and 1824 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?1728 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 April 2017.