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Events in 557 BC
|19 May:|| ||“The city of Larisa was besieged by the king of the Persians, seeking to wrest from the Medes their empire, but he could not capture it; a cloud, however, overspread the sun and hid it from sight until the inhabitants abandoned their city, and thus it was taken” according to Xenophon in his Anabasis about a solar eclipse on this day.|
Presenting 557 BC
The year 557 BC was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 654 BC, 643 BC, 632 BC, 626 BC, 615 BC, 604 BC, 598 BC, 587 BC, 576 BC, 570 BC in the century before it and 548 BC, 542 BC, 531 BC, 520 BC, 514 BC, 503 BC, 492 BC, 486 BC, 475 BC, 464 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?557BC >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 October 2017.