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Events in 1796
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|9 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rabbit makes room for the Year of the Dragon.|
|28 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1210 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|1 March:|| ||The nearly bankrupt Dutch East India Company is nationalised.|
|27 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.|
|29 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|22 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|14 May:|| ||English doctor Edward Jenner inoculates 8-year-old James Phipps with cowpox to test his idea of vaccination, soon finding the boy proves immune to smallpox.|
|15 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|5 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|2 July:|| ||Michael Thonet, German cabinet-maker, is born in Boppard am Rhein.|
|21 July:|| ||Robert Burns, Scottish poet, dies in Dumfries at age 37.|
|12 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|17 November:|| ||Catherine the Great, empress of Russia since the assassination of her husband Peter III in 1762, dies in Saint Petersburg at age 67.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1796
François Laurent, Immanuel Kant, 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, 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, Gioachino Rossini, Thomas Carlyle and James Braid celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1796 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1712, 1740 and 1768 in the century before it and 1808, 1836, 1864 and 1892 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?2013 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?1796 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 June 2013.