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Events in 1792
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|24 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.|
|29 February:|| ||Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer, is born in Pesaro.|
|7 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|8 April:|| ||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.|
|12 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1206 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|25 April:|| ||Nicolas Pelletier, convicted thief, is the first person to be executed by means of the guillotine in front of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.|
|12 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|16 May:|| ||Teatro La Fenice is inaugurated in Venice with the opera “I Giuochi di Agrigento” by Giovanni Paisiello.|
|21 May:|| ||The Unzen volcano kills up to 15000 people in Japan's worst volcanic disaster when an earthquake causes a lava dome to collapse, triggering a massive avalanche.|
|27 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|14 July:|| ||Francis II is crowned the last Holy Roman emperor in Frankfurt.|
|19 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|10 Augustus:|| ||King Louis XVI of France is imprisoned at the Temple Prison, the royal collection in the Louvre becomes national property.|
|21 September:|| ||The French Republic abolishes the monarchy and deposes king Louis XVI a month after his imprisonment.|
|26 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|28 October:|| ||John Smeaton, English engineer, pioneer of modern concrete, considered the father of civil engineering, dies in Austhorpe at age 68.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1792
François Laurent, Carlo Goldoni, Immanuel Kant, Catherine the Great, Josiah Wedgwood, Charles Messier, George Washington, Joseph Haydn, 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, Marie Antoinette, Ernst Chladni, 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, André-Marie Ampère, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Thomas Moore, Friedrich Fröbel, Simón Bolívar, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Louis Daguerre, Arthur Schopenhauer, Christian Thomsen, Georg Ohm, Jean-François Champollion, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage and Samuel Morse celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1792 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1696, 1708, 1736 and 1764 in the century before it and 1804, 1832, 1860 and 1888 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?1792 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 15 December 2017.