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Events in 557
|1 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|2 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|20 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|21 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|14 December:|| ||An estimated magnitude 6.4 earthquake flattens much of Constantinople following smaller quakes on 16 April and 19 October with no serious damage.|
People in 557
Justinian the Great celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 557 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 462, 473, 479, 490, 501, 507, 518, 529, 535 and 546 in the century before it and 563, 574, 585, 591, 602, 613, 619, 630, 641 and 647 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?557 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 May 2017.