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Events in 1799
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|26 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1213 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|5 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Horse makes way for the Year of the Ram.|
|25 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|19 March:|| ||Haydn's oratorio “Die Schöpfung”, The Creation, premieres at the Burgtheater in Vienna.|
|24 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.|
|20 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|4 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|12 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|6 June:|| ||Alexander Pushkin, Russian author, is born in Moscow.|
|23 June:|| ||A platinum bar is made to be deposited in the French National Archives and proclaimed the prototype metre in December.|
|19 July:|| ||In the village of Rosetta in Egypt a soldier in Napoleon's army finds a stone containing texts in hieroglyphic and demotic Egyptian and classic Greek, providing the key to the deciphering of ancient scripts.|
|2 Augustus:|| ||Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, French aviation pioneer, dies at age 54.|
|9 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|9 November:|| ||General Napoleon Bonaparte overthrows the French Directory, replacing it with the French Consulate in the “coup of 18 Brumaire VIII”.|
|14 December:|| ||George Washington, the first president of the United States, dies in Mount Vernon, Virginia at age 67.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|25 December:|| ||Napoléon Bonaparte is made First consul of the French Consulate.|
People in 1799
François Laurent, Immanuel Kant, Charles Messier, Joseph Haydn, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, William Herschel, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Thomas Jefferson, Eise Eisinga, 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, James Braid, Michael Thonet, Heinrich Heine, Franz Schubert and Eugène Delacroix celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1799 was a common year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1709, 1715, 1726, 1737, 1743, 1754, 1765, 1771, 1782 and 1793 in the century before it and 1805, 1811, 1822, 1833, 1839, 1850, 1861, 1867, 1878, 1889 and 1895 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?1799 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 June 2018.