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Events in 1488
|3 February:|| ||Having left Lisbon in August 1487 and rounded the Cape of Good Hope at a considerable distance, explorer Bartolomeu Dias enters what is now called the Mossel Bay in South Africa.|
|12 March:|| ||Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias, anchored at Kwaaihoek in South Africa on his way to India, is forced to return when his crew refuses to go further.|
|5 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|6 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.|
|25 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|9 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 893 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|8 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|24 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|15 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
People in 1488
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.
The year 1488 was a leap year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1404, 1432 and 1460 in the century before it and 1516, 1544 and 1572 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?1488 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 21 August 2017.