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< 585 BC >

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Events in 585 BC

28 May: “When the Lydians and Medes saw the day turned to night, they ceased from fighting, and both were the more zealous to make peace”, writes Herodotus about a solar eclipse in Asia Minor which led to a truce in the war between the Lydians and the Medes.

Presenting 585 BC

The year 585 BC was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 682 BC, 671 BC, 660 BC, 654 BC, 643 BC, 632 BC, 626 BC, 615 BC, 604 BC, 598 BC in the century before it and 576 BC, 570 BC, 559 BC, 548 BC, 542 BC, 531 BC, 520 BC, 514 BC, 503 BC, 492 BC in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon 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.

Calculating time

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?585BC >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 June 2017.
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