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Michael III coin.
The Byzantine Emperor Michael III. attacks the Bulgarian Empire .
861 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 309/310 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 853/854
Buddhist calendar 1404/05 (southern Buddhism); 1403/04 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 59th (60th) cycle

Year of the Metal Snake辛巳 ( at the beginning of the year Metal Dragon 庚辰)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 223/224 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 239/240 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 246/247 (March 16-17)
Jewish calendar 4621/22 (September 8/9)
Coptic calendar 577/578
Malayalam calendar 36/37
Roman calendar from urbe condita MDCXIV (1614)

Diocletian's era : 577/578 (November turn of the year)

Seleucid era Babylon: 1171/72 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1172/73 (New Year October)

Spanish era 899
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 917/918 (turn of the year April)

Events

Politics and world events

Viking age

Balkans

Abbasid Empire

  • December 8 : Al-Mutawakkil , Caliph of the Abbasids , is overthrown and murdered in a conspiracy between his son al-Muntasir and Turkish officers. The new caliph, however, is only a plaything of various interest groups. Several years of power struggles begin at the Kaliph's court in Samarra .

City foundations and first documentary mentions

science and technology

religion

Died

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