< MDVIII = 1508 >
Events in 1508
|4 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 913 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|3 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|26 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|11 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|23 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.|
|11 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|26 Augustus:|| ||Spanish explorer Ponce de León records the first hurricane known to have struck Puerto Rico.|
|14 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|30 November:|| ||Andrea Palladio, Italian architect, is born in Padua.|
|24 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 914 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
People in 1508
Sandro Botticelli, Donato Bramante, Hieronymus Bosch, Moctezuma II, Jorge Álvares, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Cuauhtémoc, Leonardo da Vinci, Amerigo Vespucci, Pope Adrian VI, Maximilian I, Juan Ponce de León, Selim I, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolò Machiavelli, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Thomas More, Raphael, Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, Zhengde, Henry VIII, Melanchthon, Charles V, Nostradamus, Francis Xavier and Alva celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1508 was a leap year starting on a Saturday, just like 1424, 1452 and 1480 in the century before it and 1536, 1564 and 1600 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?1508 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 20 October 2017.