< CCXVII = 217 >
Events in 217
|8 April:|| ||Caracalla, Roman emperor since 209, described by Gibbon as “the common enemy of mankind” for the many massacres and persecutions he ordered, is assassinated while urinating at a roadside near Harran in modern day Turkey by his Praetorian Guard prefect Marcus Opellius Macrinus, who succeeds him as the next emperor.|
|9 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|27 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
People in 217
Elagabalus celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 217 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 122, 133, 139, 150, 161, 167, 178, 189, 195 and 206 in the century before it and 223, 234, 245, 251, 262, 273, 279, 290, 301 and 307 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?217 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 June 2018.