< MDCCCXVII = 1817 >
Events in 1817
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|16 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rat makes way for the Year of the Ox.|
|17 February:|| ||Baltimore becomes the first American city to be lit by gas light.|
|2 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|6 April:|| ||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.|
|12 April:|| ||Charles Messier, French astronomer, known for his astronomical catalogue of deep sky “Messier objects”, dies in Paris at age 86.|
|25 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|3 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1232 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|12 July:|| ||Henry David Thoreau, American author, is born in Concord, Massachusetts.|
|2 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|20 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|9 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|12 November:|| ||Bahá-’u-’lláh, founder of the Bahá-’í faith, is born Mírzá Ḥusayn-’Alí Núrí in the Persian capital Tehran.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1817
William IV, James Watt, William Herschel, Thomas Jefferson, Eise Eisinga, Alessandro Volta, Jacques Charles, Giuseppe Piazzi, Francisco Goya, Jacques-Louis David, Edward Jenner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, James Madison, Ernst Chladni, Gilbert du Motier, William Blake, Luigi Cherubini, Marie Tussaud, Joseph Niépce, 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, Eugène Delacroix, Alexander Pushkin, George Biddell Airy, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Hector Berlioz, Christian Doppler, Johann Strauss, Hans Christian Andersen, Louis Braille, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nikolai Gogol, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Charles Dickens, Søren Kierkegaard, Giuseppe Verdi, David Livingstone, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Schläfli, Otto von Bismarck, Giovanni Caselli and Werner von Siemens celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1817 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1721, 1727, 1738, 1749, 1755, 1766, 1777, 1783, 1794, 1800 and 1806 in the century before it and 1823, 1834, 1845, 1851, 1862, 1873, 1879, 1890, 1902 and 1913 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?1817 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 September 2017.