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Events in 1494
|30 March:|| ||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.|
|31 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|3 May:|| ||Christopher Columbus first sights Jamaica.|
|18 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|5 June:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 899 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|7 June:|| ||The newly discovered lands outside Europe are divided between Spain and Portugal along a meridian 2193 km west of the Cape Verde Islands in the Treaty of Tordesillas.|
|25 June:|| ||The first hurricane recorded by Europeans strikes the Spanish settlement of La Isabela on Hispaniola from the southwest.|
|5 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|11 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|19 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|22 October:|| ||Ludovico Sforza becomes duke of Milan, starting a chain of events that sets off the First Italian War.|
People in 1494
Bartolomeu Dias, Sandro Botticelli, Donato Bramante, 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 1494 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1399, 1410, 1421, 1427, 1438, 1449, 1455, 1466, 1477 and 1483 in the century before it and 1500, 1505, 1511, 1522, 1533, 1539, 1550, 1561, 1567, 1578 and 1586 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?2018 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?1494 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 February 2018.