1737 (MDCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1737th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 737th year of the 2nd millennium, the 37th year of the 18th century, and the 8th year of the 1730s decade. As of the start of 1737, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1737 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1737
MDCCXXXVII
Ab urbe condita2490
Armenian calendar1186
ԹՎ ՌՃՁԶ
Assyrian calendar6487
Balinese saka calendar1658–1659
Bengali calendar1144
Berber calendar2687
British Regnal year10 Geo. 2 – 11 Geo. 2
Buddhist calendar2281
Burmese calendar1099
Byzantine calendar7245–7246
Chinese calendar丙辰(Fire Dragon)
4433 or 4373
    — to —
丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
4434 or 4374
Coptic calendar1453–1454
Discordian calendar2903
Ethiopian calendar1729–1730
Hebrew calendar5497–5498
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1793–1794
 - Shaka Samvat1658–1659
 - Kali Yuga4837–4838
Holocene calendar11737
Igbo calendar737–738
Iranian calendar1115–1116
Islamic calendar1149–1150
Japanese calendarGenbun 2
(元文2年)
Javanese calendar1661–1662
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4070
Minguo calendar175 before ROC
民前175年
Nanakshahi calendar269
Thai solar calendar2279–2280
Tibetan calendar阳火龙年
(male Fire-Dragon)
1863 or 1482 or 710
    — to —
阴火蛇年
(female Fire-Snake)
1864 or 1483 or 711

EventsEdit

January–MarchEdit

April–JuneEdit

  • April 5 –French Jesuit priest Jean-François Régis is canonized as Saint Regis by the Roman Catholic Church under the reign of Pope Clement XII.
  • April 22
    • In Afghanistan, Persian shah Nader Shah begins the 11-month Siege of Kandahar against the Pashtun Emir of Afghanistan, Hussain Hotak. [6] The surviving Afghanis surrender on March 24. p613
    • Lots are first advertised for sale in the new town of Richmond, Virginia, by the placement of a notice by William Byrd in the Virginia Gazette. According to the paper, "... on the North Side of James River, near the Uppermost Landing, and a little below the Falls, is lately laid off by Major Mayo, a Town, called Richmond, with Streets 65 Feet wide, in a pleasant and healthy Situation, and well supply'd with Springs of good Water. It lies near the Publick Warehouse at Shoccoe's, and in the midst of great Quantities of Grain, and all kind of Provisions. The Lots will be granted in Fee Simple, on Condition only of building a House in Three Years Time, of 24 by 16 Feet, fronting within 5 Feet of the Street. The Lots to be rated according to the Convenience of their Situation, and to be sold after this April General Court, by me, William Byrd." [7]
  • May 28 – The planet Venus passes in front of Mercury. The event is witnessed during the evening hours, by the amateur astronomer John Bevis, at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. As of 2006, it is still the only such planet/planet occultation that has been directly observed.
  • June 21 – In Britain, the Theatrical Licensing Act requires plays to be submitted to the Lord Chamberlain for censorship.
  • June 30Russo-Turkish War, 1735-1739: Russian forces under Field Marshal Munnich storm the Ottoman fortress of Ochakov, and take prisoner 4,000 Turks.

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

Date unknownEdit


BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ W. N. Hargreaves-Mawdsley, Eighteenth-Century Spain 1700–1788: A Political, Diplomatic and Institutional History (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 1979)
  2. ^ Arthur Hassall, The Balance of Power, 1715-1789 By (Macmillan, 1907) p. 119
  3. ^ Historical Calendar (Philippine National Historical Commission, 1970), p11
  4. ^ "Today in Philippine History", The Kahimyang Project
  5. ^ a b David Marley, Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present (ABC-CLIO, 1998) p250
  6. ^ "Mir Naseer khan Noori, A great Baloch ruler (his victories and policies towards Balochistan), by Shazia Jaffar and Khalid Raza, in Journal of Education and Humanities Research (2018) p.279
  7. ^ "Advertisement for the Founding of Richmond (1737)", online Encyclopedia of Virginia
  8. ^ "Mahmud Khan I", in The Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, by Dr. Raşit Gundogdu (Rumuz Publishing, 2020) p163
  9. ^ Lee Davis, ed., Facts on File Science Library: Natural Disasters (Facts On File, Inc., 2004) p241
  10. ^ Lars G. Warme, ed., A History of Swedish Literature (University of Nebraska Press, 1996) p.114
  11. ^ Tsunami: Where they Happen and Why Archived November 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine- Fathom
  • The Annual Catalogue – List of History, Divinity, Law, Poetry, Plays, Novels, Painting, Architecture, and all other Sciences books published in London in 1737