< MLXVI = 1066 >
Events in 1066
|5 January:|| ||Edward the Confessor, king of England since 1042, dies in London aged about 62, to be canonized in 1161 as the patron saint of kings but for now sparking a succession crisis which attracts the attention of William the Conqueror in Normandy.|
|16 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|18 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|4 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|27 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 458 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|26 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|8 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|14 October:|| ||The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat the English army and kill king Harold II at the Battle of Hastings.|
|2 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|25 December:|| ||William the Conqueror is crowned king of England at Westminster Abbey in London.|
|30 December:|| ||A Muslim mob storms the royal palace of Granada in al-Andalus, assassinates the Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population.|
People in 1066
Baldwin the Great celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1066 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 971, 982, 993, 999, 1010, 1021, 1027, 1038, 1049 and 1055 in the century before it and 1077, 1083, 1094, 1100, 1105, 1111, 1122, 1133, 1139, 1150 and 1161 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?1066 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 October 2017.