< MDCCXCIV = 1794 >
Events in 1794
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|16 January:|| ||Edward Gibbon, English historian of “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” fame, dies in London at age 56.|
|31 January:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.|
|4 February:|| ||The revolutionary French Convention nationale, fighting for liberté, égalité, fraternité, proclaims the abolishment of slavery.|
|10 February:|| ||The 99th Symphony in E by Joseph Haydn premieres.|
|22 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1208 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|16 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|20 April:|| ||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.|
|21 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|8 May:|| ||Antoine Lavoisier, French chemistry pioneer, is convicted of supporting the Ancien Régime and guillotined in Paris at age 50.|
|8 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|10 June:|| ||The Law of 22 Prairial, named after the date in the French Republican calendar, also known as the loi de la Grande Terreur, the law of the Great Terror, is passed to simplify the prosecutions by the Revolutionary Tribunal.|
|28 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|28 July:|| ||Maximilien Robespierre, leader of the French Revolution, is accused of tyranny and guillotined at the Place de la Révolution in Paris at age 36, face-up because the day before he broke his jaw in a suicide attempt.|
|4 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1794
François Laurent, Immanuel Kant, Catherine the Great, Josiah Wedgwood, Charles Messier, George Washington, Joseph Haydn, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, William Herschel, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Thomas Jefferson, 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, Ernst Chladni, Gilbert du Motier, William Blake, 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, Samuel Morse and Gioachino Rossini celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1794 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1698, 1710, 1721, 1727, 1738, 1749, 1755, 1766, 1777 and 1783 in the century before it and 1800, 1806, 1817, 1823, 1834, 1845, 1851, 1862, 1873, 1879 and 1890 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?1794 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 March 2017.