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Events in 1424
|24 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|23 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|11 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|28 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 827 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|12 Augustus:|| ||Yongle, third emperor of the Ming dynasty of China since 1402, builder of the Forbidden City, the Treasure Fleet voyages and the Yongle Encyclopedia, dies at age 64 in Yumuchuan, Mongolia after chasing a Tatar army into the Gobi desert.|
|27 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|7 September:|| ||Zhu Gaozhi, eldest son of Yongle, succeeds his father as Chinese Ming emperor Hongxi.|
|13 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|3 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
People in 1424
James I, Jan van Eyck, Cosimo de' Medici, Henry the Navigator, Philip the Good, Nezahualcoyotl, Joan of Arc, Jami and Henry VI celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1424 was a leap year starting on a Saturday, just like 1340, 1368 and 1396 in the century before it and 1452, 1480 and 1508 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?2013 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?1424 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 May 2013.