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Events in 1279
|16 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 677 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|15 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|19 March:|| ||Although outnumbered ten to one, the Yuan navy destroys the Song and kills their young emperor at the Battle of Yamen, leading to the fall of the Song dynasty of China and rise of the Yuan empire under Mongol leader Kublai Khan.|
|2 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|5 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|24 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|21 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|25 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
People in 1279
Kublai Khan, Yves Hélory, Marco Polo, Dante Alighieri and Robert the Bruce celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1279 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1189, 1195, 1206, 1217, 1223, 1234, 1245, 1251, 1262 and 1273 in the century before it and 1290, 1301, 1307, 1318, 1329, 1335, 1346, 1357, 1363 and 1374 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?1279 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 May 2017.