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Events in 885
|20 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 271 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|22 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|7 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|8 April:|| ||Methodius, Byzantine Greek missionary, named “Apostle to the Slavs” together with his brother Cyril, dies in Moravia around this day.|
|11 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|29 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|30 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|26 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|25 November:|| ||Paris, capital of the kingdom of the West Franks, is besieged by Viking Danes, who are defeated a year later but set in motion the fall of the Carolingian dynasty and rise of the kingdom of France.|
People in 885
Alfred the Great, Thābit ibn Qurra and Sugawara no Michizane celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 885 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 790, 801, 807, 818, 829, 835, 846, 857, 863 and 874 in the century before it and 891, 902, 913, 919, 930, 941, 947, 958, 969 and 975 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?885 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 17 March 2018.