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Events in 1240
|26 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 637 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|15 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.|
|16 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|25 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|3 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|2 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|4 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|26 December:|| ||Ildebrandino Cacciaconti, the podestà of Siena, signs a law creating the Studium Senese, now the University of Siena.|
People in 1240
Dōgen Zenji, Frederick II, Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, Béla IV, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, Kublai Khan and Thomas Aquinas celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1240 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1156, 1184 and 1212 in the century before it and 1268, 1296 and 1324 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?1240 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 April 2017.