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Events in 1248
|29 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|6 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|17 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|19 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|30 April:|| ||Cologne Cathedral, completed in 818 as the second Christian church on the site of a 1st century Roman temple on the site of a pagan place of worship or grain store, burns down, with the foundation stone for the third and current building being laid in August.|
|7 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|15 Augustus:|| ||The foundation stone of Cologne Cathedral, completed in 1880, is laid by archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden following the burning of the previous church in April.|
|5 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|18 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 646 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
People in 1248
Dōgen Zenji, Clement IV, 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 1248 was a leap year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1164, 1192 and 1220 in the century before it and 1276, 1304 and 1332 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?2018 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?1248 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 18 January 2018.