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Subject: 1661, 1632, 18th century, 1706, 1708
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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1670s  1680s  1690s  – 1700s –  1710s  1720s  1730s
Years: 1703 1704 170517061707 1708 1709
1706 by topic:
Arts and Sciences
ArchaeologyArchitectureArtLiterature (Poetry) – MusicScience
Lists of leaders
Colonial governorsState leaders
Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Works category
1706 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1706
Ab urbe condita 2459
Armenian calendar 1155
Assyrian calendar 6456
Bahá'í calendar −138 – −137
Bengali calendar 1113
Berber calendar 2656
English Regnal year Ann. 1 – 5 Ann. 1
Buddhist calendar 2250
Burmese calendar 1068
Byzantine calendar 7214–7215
Chinese calendar 乙酉(Wood Rooster)
4402 or 4342
    — to —
丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
4403 or 4343
Coptic calendar 1422–1423
Discordian calendar 2872
Ethiopian calendar 1698–1699
Hebrew calendar 5466–5467
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1762–1763
 - Shaka Samvat 1628–1629
 - Kali Yuga 4807–4808
Holocene calendar 11706
Igbo calendar 706–707
Iranian calendar 1084–1085
Islamic calendar 1117–1118
Japanese calendar Hōei 3
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4039
Minguo calendar 206 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2249

Year 1706 (MDCCVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar. In the Swedish calendar it was a common year starting on Monday, one day ahead of the Julian and ten days behind the Gregorian calendar.




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  • English Parliament establishes the first turnpike trusts which place a length of road under the control of trustees drawn from local landowners and traders. The turnpike trusts borrow capital for road maintenance against the security of tolls and this arrangement becomes the common method of road maintenance for the next 150 years.




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