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Events in 1729
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|29 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Monkey makes way for the Year of the Rooster.|
|31 January:|| ||Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer, dies in Middelburg the day before his 70th birthday.|
|20 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1141 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|10 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|13 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|19 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|2 May:|| ||Catherine the Great, empress of Russia from 1762 until her death in 1796, is born Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany.|
|29 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|26 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|30 July:|| ||The city of Baltimore in Maryland is founded and named after landowner Lord Baltimore who ruled the colony as a haven for Catholics fleeing England.|
|3 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 1729
William Kent, André Charles Boulle, Edmond Halley, 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, Immanuel Kant and James Cook celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1729 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1633, 1639, 1650, 1661, 1667, 1678, 1689, 1695, 1701, 1707 and 1718 in the century before it and 1735, 1746, 1757, 1763, 1774, 1785, 1791, 1803, 1814 and 1825 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?1729 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 18 June 2018.