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Events in 79
|3 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|23 June:|| ||Vespasian, or Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, Roman emperor since 69, dies of a fever at the mineral spring of Aquae Cutiliae in central Italy at age 69, saying “Væ, puto deus fio - O, I think I 'm becoming a god!”.|
|23 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 October:|| ||A Plinian eruption of Vesuvius destroys Pompeii, Herculaneum and other towns and kills many hundreds of people including Roman naval commander Pliny the Elder, as described by his nephew Pliny the Younger, who dated the event either “ix kal sept” (24 August), “ix kal nov” (24 October) or “IX kal dec” (23 November).|
People in 79
Nerva, Titus, Trajan and Hadrian celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 79 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 18 BC, 7 BC, 6, 17, 23, 34, 45, 51, 62 and 73 in the century before it and 90, 101, 107, 118, 129, 135, 146, 157, 163 and 174 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?79 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 March 2018.