981

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This article is about the year 981. For the number, see 981 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 9th century10th century11th century
Decades: 950s  960s  970s  – 980s –  990s  1000s  1010s
Years: 978 979 980981982 983 984
981 by topic
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981 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 981
CMLXXXI
Ab urbe condita 1734
Armenian calendar 430
ԹՎ ՆԼ
Assyrian calendar 5731
Bahá'í calendar −863 – −862
Bengali calendar 388
Berber calendar 1931
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1525
Burmese calendar 343
Byzantine calendar 6489–6490
Chinese calendar 庚辰(Metal Dragon)
3677 or 3617
    — to —
辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
3678 or 3618
Coptic calendar 697–698
Discordian calendar 2147
Ethiopian calendar 973–974
Hebrew calendar 4741–4742
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1037–1038
 - Shaka Samvat 903–904
 - Kali Yuga 4082–4083
Holocene calendar 10981
Igbo calendar −19 – −18
Iranian calendar 359–360
Islamic calendar 370–371
Japanese calendar Tengen 4
(天元4年)
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 981
CMLXXXI
Korean calendar 3314
Minguo calendar 931 before ROC
民前931年
Thai solar calendar 1524

Year 981 (CMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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Europe[edit]

  • The Viking explorer Eric the Red-haired leaves Norway to survey west of Iceland. He finds land and calls it Greenland. Hundreds of land-starved Vikings board longships and head west for this so-called "Greenland".
  • The de facto ruler of Al-Andalus, al-Mansur, conquers and razes to the ground the city of Zamora, as part of his effort to seize the Christian-dominated north of the Iberian Peninsula.

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