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Events in 1487

15 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
18 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
3 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
21 Augustus: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 892 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
9 September: Chenghua, Ming emperor of China since 1464, dies at age 39, leaving the throne to his 17 years old son Hongzhi.
20 September: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
6 October: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
27 November: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.

People in 1487

Bartolomeu Dias, Jami, Ivan III the Great, Lorenzo de' Medici, Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Amerigo Vespucci, Pope Adrian VI, Maximilian I, Juan Ponce de León, Frans van Brederode, Selim I, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolò Machiavelli, Hongzhi, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Thomas More, Raphael, Martin Luther and Huldrych Zwingli celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1487

The year 1487 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1397, 1403, 1414, 1425, 1431, 1442, 1453, 1459, 1470 and 1481 in the century before it and 1498, 1509, 1515, 1526, 1537, 1543, 1554, 1565, 1571 and 1582 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?1487 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2017.
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