< MDCCLXIX = 1769 >
Events in 1769
|5 January:|| ||Patent 913 describing James Watt's invention of the separate condenser as “a method of lessening the consumption of steam in steam engines” is accepted.|
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|28 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|31 January:|| ||André-Jacques Garnerin, inventor of the parachute, is born in Paris.|
|7 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rat makes way for the Year of the Ox.|
|4 March:|| ||Muhammad Ali, Albanian commander in the Ottoman army, self-declared Khedive of Egypt and Sudan, is born Muhammad Ali Pasha al-Mas'ud ibn Agha in Kavala in the Greek province of Macedonia.|
|26 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|6 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|21 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|14 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|3 June:|| ||A transit of Venus across the sun is observed by members of captain Cook's voyage to Tahiti.|
|15 Augustus:|| ||Napoleon Bonaparte, French politician, is born in Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica.|
|11 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|2 November:|| ||A Spanish exploration party led by Don Gaspar de Portolà makes the first documented visit by Europeans to San Francisco Bay.|
|18 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1183 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 1769
Voltaire, Daniel Bernoulli, Benjamin Franklin, Leonhard Euler, Carolus Linnaeus, Carlo Goldoni, Louis XV, Ruđer Bošković, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Thomas Gray, 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, Robert Fulton and Francis II celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1769 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1673, 1679, 1690, 1702, 1713, 1719, 1730, 1741, 1747 and 1758 in the century before it and 1775, 1786, 1797, 1809, 1815, 1826, 1837, 1843, 1854 and 1865 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?2018 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?1769 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 January 2018.