< MDCCXXXI = 1731 >
Events in 1731
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|7 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Dog makes way for the Year of the Pig.|
|27 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1143 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|29 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|21 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|22 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|24 April:|| ||Daniel Defoe, English writer who popularised the English novel, dies, probably while in hiding from his creditors, aged around 70.|
|5 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|10 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|10 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 1731
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, James Cook, Catherine the Great, Josiah Wedgwood and Charles Messier celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1731 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1635, 1646, 1657, 1663, 1674, 1685, 1691, 1703, 1714 and 1725 in the century before it and 1742, 1753, 1759, 1770, 1781, 1787, 1798, 1810, 1821 and 1827 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?1731 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2017.