< MDCCXXXIV = 1734 >
Events in 1734
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|25 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1146 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|4 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.|
|24 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|17 April:|| ||Taksin, founder and only king of the Thonburi Kingdom in Siam, is born in Ayutthaya.|
|18 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.|
|19 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|3 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|6 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|7 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|25 December:|| ||The Weihnachtsoratorium or Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach premieres in Leipzig, early in the morning at St. Nicholas Church and in the afternoon at St. Thomas.|
People in 1734
William Kent, 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, Charles Messier, George Washington and Joseph Haydn celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1734 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1638, 1649, 1655, 1666, 1677, 1683, 1694, 1700, 1706, 1717 and 1723 in the century before it and 1745, 1751, 1762, 1773, 1779, 1790, 1802, 1813, 1819 and 1830 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?1734 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 July 2017.