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Events in 1493
|15 March:|| ||Columbus arrives back in the harbor of Palos in Spain where he left last August on his first voyage to discover the New World.|
|7 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.|
|10 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|4 May:|| ||Pope Alexander VI issues a papal bull “Inter caetera” granting to Spain all lands to be discovered west and south of the Azores or the Cape Verde Islands.|
|26 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|16 June:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 898 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|16 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|22 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|30 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|3 November:|| ||Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.|
|18 November:|| ||Christopher Columbus sights the island of Puerto Rico.|
People in 1493
Bartolomeu Dias, Sandro Botticelli, Ivan III the Great, Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Amerigo Vespucci, Pope Adrian VI, Maximilian I, Juan Ponce de León, Selim I, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolò Machiavelli, Hongzhi, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Thomas More, Raphael, Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, Zhengde and Henry VIII celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1493 was a common year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1398, 1409, 1415, 1426, 1437, 1443, 1454, 1465, 1471 and 1482 in the century before it and 1499, 1510, 1521, 1527, 1538, 1549, 1555, 1566, 1577, 1585 and 1591 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?1493 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 April 2017.