< MDCCLXXVII = 1777 >
Events in 1777
|9 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|8 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Monkey makes way for the Year of the Rooster.|
|30 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|20 April:|| ||Lafayette sets sail for America, disguised as a woman, landing on North Island near Georgetown, South Carolina, on 13 June.|
|23 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|30 April:|| ||Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, is born in Braunschweig.|
|18 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|14 June:|| ||The Continental Congress of the Unites States, convening in Philadelphia, replaces the Grand Union flag with the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.|
|2 July:|| ||Vermont is the first American territory to abolish slavery.|
|22 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1191 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|27 September:|| ||For one day Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States.|
|11 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|22 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|29 November:|| ||The city of San Jose is founded as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first town in the Spanish colony of Nueva California.|
|20 December:|| ||Morocco recognizes the rebelling English colonies in America as the sovereign nation of the Unites States, the first country to do so.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|29 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
People in 1777
Voltaire, Daniel Bernoulli, Benjamin Franklin, Leonhard Euler, Carolus Linnaeus, Carlo Goldoni, Ruđer Bošković, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, 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, Francis II, Muhammad Ali, Napoleon Bonaparte, André-Jacques Garnerin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Richard Trevithick, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort and André-Marie Ampère celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1777 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1681, 1687, 1698, 1710, 1721, 1727, 1738, 1749, 1755 and 1766 in the century before it and 1783, 1794, 1800, 1806, 1817, 1823, 1834, 1845, 1851, 1862 and 1873 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?1777 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 20 August 2017.