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Events in 478 BC
|17 February:|| ||“The sun suddenly quitted his seat in the heavens and disappeared, though there were no clouds in sight, but the sky was clear and serene. Day was thus turned into night; whereupon Xerxes, who saw and remarked the prodigy, was seized with alarm, and sending at once for the Magians, inquired of them its meaning. They replied: “God is foreshowing to the Greeks the destruction of their cities; for the sun foretells for them, and the moon for us.” So Xerxes, thus instructed, proceeded on his way with great gladness of heart.” according to Herodotus in his History VII 37 about a solar eclipse on this day.|
People in 478 BC
Euripides celebrated their birthday this year.
Presenting 478 BC
The year 478 BC was a common year starting on a Tuesday, just like 575 BC, 564 BC, 558 BC, 547 BC, 536 BC, 530 BC, 519 BC, 508 BC, 502 BC, 491 BC in the century before it and 474 BC, 463 BC, 452 BC, 446 BC, 435 BC, 424 BC, 418 BC, 407 BC, 396 BC, 390 BC 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?478BC >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 27 February 2017.