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Events in 1744
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|14 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|13 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.|
|21 February:|| ||Eise Eisinga, Dutch wool carder and amateur astronomer, is born in Dronrijp.|
|28 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|29 March:|| ||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 April:|| ||Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer, dies in Uppsala at age 42, two years after developing a temperature scale where water freezes at 100 and boils at 0, revered by Linnaeus the next year.|
|17 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|16 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|27 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1157 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|27 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1744
William Kent, Jonathan Swift, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Hans Egede, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Voltaire, Nader Shah, Daniel Bernoulli, 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, John Hancock, William Herschel, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Thomas Jefferson and Antoine Lavoisier celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1744 was a leap year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1648, 1676 and 1716 in the century before it and 1772, 1812 and 1840 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?1744 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 July 2017.