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Events in 1496
|3 January:|| ||Leonardo da Vinci tests a flying machine but fails to take off.|
|5 March:|| ||Venetian explorer Zuan Cabotto, or John Cabot in English, receives letters patent from Henry VII of England “to find, discover and investigate whatsoever islands, countries, regions or provinces of heathens and infidels, in whatsoever part of the world placed, which before this time were unknown to all Christians”, discovering North America in June 1497.|
|3 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.|
|6 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|14 May:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 901 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|22 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|13 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|5 Augustus:|| ||Christopher's brother Bartholomew Columbus founds the city of Santo Domingo, making it the oldest permanent settlement in the New World.|
|20 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|26 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
People in 1496
Bartolomeu Dias, Sandro Botticelli, Donato Bramante, Hieronymus Bosch, 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 1496 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1412, 1440 and 1468 in the century before it and 1524, 1552, 1580 and 1588 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?1496 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 March 2017.