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Events in 708
|15 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|15 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|3 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|24 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 89 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|23 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|29 Augustus:|| ||Copper coins are minted for the first time in Japan.|
|3 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|16 October:|| ||After the apparition of the archangel Michael in a dream, Aubert, bishop of Avranches, erects a shrine on the island Mont Tombé, dedicated to the dead in Celtic times, and renames it Mont Saint-Michel.|
|30 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
People in 708
Hubertus celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 708 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 624, 652 and 680 in the century before it and 736, 764 and 792 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?2018 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?708 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 January 2018.