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Events in 1766

12 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.
31 January: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1179 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
9 February: In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.
2 March: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
26 March: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
30 March: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
9 May: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
18 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
13 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
2 December: Sweden introduces its Freedom of the Press Act, becoming the first country to protect freedom of the press in its constitution and the first to grant freedom of information.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1766

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, William Blake, Maximilien Robespierre, Horatio Nelson, Friedrich Schiller, Robert Burns, Luigi Cherubini, Marie Tussaud, Joseph Niépce and Robert Fulton celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1766

The year 1766 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1670, 1681, 1687, 1698, 1710, 1721, 1727, 1738, 1749 and 1755 in the century before it and 1777, 1783, 1794, 1800, 1806, 1817, 1823, 1834, 1845, 1851 and 1862 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon 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.

Calculating time

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?1766 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 14 December 2017.
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