< MDLXXXVII = 1587 >
Events in 1587
|8 January:|| ||Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Dutch officer who set the Dutch East India Company VOC on the path to dominance and monopoly for the next two centuries, is born in Hoorn.|
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|12 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|22 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|31 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|26 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 995 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|25 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|12 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|1 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|17 November:|| ||Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and playwright, is born in Cologne.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1587
Christophe Plantin, Urban VII, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francis Drake, Willem Barentsz, Edmund Spenser, Giordano Bruno, Karel van Mander, Gerardus Mercator, Tintoretto, Elizabeth I, Joseph Scaliger, Akbar the Great, Tycho Brahe, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Miguel de Cervantes, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler, Caravaggio, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Jacob Cats, Peter Paul Rubens, John Smith, James Ussher and Hugo Grotius celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1587 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1489, 1495, 1506, 1517, 1523, 1534, 1545, 1551, 1562, 1573 and 1579 in the century before it and 1598, 1609, 1615, 1626, 1637, 1643, 1654, 1665, 1671 and 1682 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?2013 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?1587 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 20 May 2013.