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Events in 1306

23 February: Dominican friar Giordano da Pisa, lector in the church of Santa Maria Novella at Rieti in central Italy, delivers a sermon, saying “It is not yet twenty years since there was found the art of making eyeglasses, which make for good vision... I saw the one who first discovered and practiced it, and I spoke with him” in the first preserved mention of corrective eyeglasses.
17 March: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 705 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
25 March: Robert the Bruce is crowned king of the Scots by the bishop of St Andrews at Scone Abbey in defiance of an English law.
3 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.
7 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
16 April: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
22 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
23 June: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
27 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.

People in 1306

Giles of Rome, Marco Polo, Dante Alighieri, Robert the Bruce and Francesco Petrarca celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1306

The year 1306 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1211, 1222, 1233, 1239, 1250, 1261, 1267, 1278, 1289 and 1295 in the century before it and 1317, 1323, 1334, 1345, 1351, 1362, 1373, 1379, 1390 and 1401 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon 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.

Calculating time

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?1306 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 14 December 2017.
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