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< 648 BC >

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Events in 648 BC

6 April: Greek poet Archilochus records a solar eclipse: “Zeus, the father of the Olympic Gods, turned midday into night, hiding the light of the dazzling sun, and sore fear came upon men. After this, man can believe anything, expect anything”.

Presenting 648 BC

The year 648 BC was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 740 BC, 734 BC, 723 BC, 712 BC, 706 BC, 701 BC, 695 BC, 684 BC, 678 BC, 667 BC, 656 BC in the century before it and 639 BC, 628 BC, 622 BC, 611 BC, 600 BC, 594 BC, 583 BC, 572 BC, 566 BC, 555 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?648BC >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 June 2017.
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