< MDCCXXXVIII = 1738 >
Events in 1738
|11 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|19 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Snake makes room for the Year of the Horse.|
|20 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|5 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|6 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|25 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|23 September:|| ||Herman Boerhaave, Dutch physician, considered the founder of the modern academic hospital, dies in Leiden at age 69.|
|24 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|15 November:|| ||William Herschel, German-British astronomer, is born in Hanover.|
|2 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1151 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1738
William Kent, Edmond Halley, Jonathan Swift, Antonio Vivaldi, Vitus Bering, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, 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, Joseph Haydn, Taksin, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Edward Gibbon and John Hancock celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1738 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1642, 1653, 1659, 1670, 1681, 1687, 1698, 1710, 1721 and 1727 in the century before it and 1749, 1755, 1766, 1777, 1783, 1794, 1800, 1806, 1817, 1823 and 1834 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?1738 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 29 March 2017.