< MDCCLVIII = 1758 >
Events in 1758
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|8 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.|
|26 March:|| ||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.|
|24 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|28 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1171 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|14 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|28 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|6 June:|| ||Maximilien Robespierre, politician of the French Revolution, is born in Arras.|
|4 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|29 September:|| ||Horatio Nelson, English officer in the Royal Navy, is born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk.|
|11 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|5 November:|| ||Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary, called the styled the Apostle of Greenland, dies in Falster, Denmark at age 72.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|25 December:|| ||German amateur astronomer Johann Palitzsch discovers Halley's Comet, confirming the prediction by Edmond Halley who recognized its periodicity in 1705 but died in 1742.|
People in 1758
Georg Friedrich Händel, Voltaire, 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, Antoine Lavoisier, Eise Eisinga, Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Johann Christian Fabricius, Alessandro Volta, Jacques Charles, Giuseppe Piazzi, Francisco Goya, Jacques-Louis David, Edward Jenner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, James Madison, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Louis XVI, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Marie Antoinette, Ernst Chladni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gilbert du Motier and William Blake celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1758 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1662, 1673, 1679, 1690, 1702, 1713, 1719, 1730, 1741 and 1747 in the century before it and 1769, 1775, 1786, 1797, 1809, 1815, 1826, 1837, 1843 and 1854 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?2013 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?1758 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 May 2013.