Year 481 (CDLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Maecius without colleague (or, less frequently, year 1234 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 481 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

Millennium: 1st millennium
481 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar481
Ab urbe condita1234
Assyrian calendar5231
Balinese saka calendar402–403
Bengali calendar−112
Berber calendar1431
Buddhist calendar1025
Burmese calendar−157
Byzantine calendar5989–5990
Chinese calendar庚申(Metal Monkey)
3177 or 3117
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
3178 or 3118
Coptic calendar197–198
Discordian calendar1647
Ethiopian calendar473–474
Hebrew calendar4241–4242
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat537–538
 - Shaka Samvat402–403
 - Kali Yuga3581–3582
Holocene calendar10481
Iranian calendar141 BP – 140 BP
Islamic calendar145 BH – 144 BH
Javanese calendar367–368
Julian calendar481
Korean calendar2814
Minguo calendar1431 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−987
Seleucid era792/793 AG
Thai solar calendar1023–1024
Tibetan calendar阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
607 or 226 or −546
    — to —
(female Iron-Rooster)
608 or 227 or −545
Frankish Empire 481 to 814-en
The Frankish Empire (481–814)


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485 series

The 485 series (485系, 485-kei) (and the earlier 481 and 483 series variants) is a Japanese limited express electric multiple unit (EMU) type introduced in 1964 by Japanese National Railways (JNR), and subsequently operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East), West Japan Railway Company (JR-West), and Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). Approximately 1,500 vehicles were built, although by April 2016, JR East is the only operator still using this type.

Capital MetroRapid

Capital MetroRapid is a bus rapid transit service in Austin, Texas, owned and operated by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro). It currently consists of two routes which run north-south served by stations designed by McKinney York Architects.

Service on the first route, MetroRapid North Lamar/South Congress (Route 801), began on January 26, 2014. It replaced existing bus Routes 1L/1M and the 101 Express, which traveled along the same corridor. (1M was renamed Route 1 Metric/South Congress, while a local version of the northernmost portion of former route 1L was created as Route 275. The Metric corridor is now served by 325.) Before the original Route 1 North Lamar/South Congress was split into 1L/1M in 2006, it was the busiest line in the Capital Metro system and peaked at 10 minutes headways Monday through Friday, with wider headways on the weekends. (The current Route 1 has wider headways, resulting in overcrowding buses.) Route 801 serves 43 stations between Tech Ridge in North Austin and Southpark Meadows via the University of Texas and Downtown Austin.

A second route, MetroRapid Burnet/South Lamar (Route 803), serves a total of 34 stations between The Domain and Westgate. It began operation during August 2014, but the original Burnet/Manchaca Route 3 remained in service at slightly reduced frequency.

Clovis I

Clovis (Latin: Chlodovechus; reconstructed Frankish: *Hlōdowig; c. 466 – 27 November 511) was the first king of the Franks to unite all of the Frankish tribes under one ruler, changing the form of leadership from a group of royal chieftains to rule by a single king and ensuring that the kingship was passed down to his heirs. He is considered to have been the founder of the Merovingian dynasty, which ruled the Frankish kingdom for the next two centuries.

Clovis was the son of Childeric I, a Merovingian king of the Salian Franks, and Basina, a Thuringian princess. In 481, at the age of fifteen, Clovis succeeded his father. In what is now northern France, then northern Gaul, he took control of a rump state of the Western Roman Empire controlled by Syagrius at the Battle of Soissons (486), and by the time of his death in either 511 or 513, he had also conquered smaller Frankish kingdoms towards the northeast, the Alemanni to the east, and Visigothic kingdom of Aquitania to the south.

Clovis is important in the historiography of France as "the first king of what would become France".Clovis is also significant due to his conversion to Catholicism in 496, largely at the behest of his wife, Clotilde, who would later be venerated as a saint for this act, celebrated today in both the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church. Clovis was baptized on Christmas Day in 508. The adoption by Clovis of Catholicism (as opposed to the Arianism of most other Germanic tribes) led to widespread conversion among the Frankish peoples, to religious unification across what is now modern-day France, Belgium and Germany, and three centuries later to Charlemagne's alliance with the Bishop of Rome and in the middle of the 10th century under Otto I the Great to the consequent birth of the early Holy Roman Empire.

DBAG Class 145 and 146

The DBAG Class 145 and DBAG Class 146 are Bo′Bo′ mainline electric locomotives built by Adtranz primarily for the Deutsche Bahn at the end of the 1990s. The Class 145 is the freight version for DB Cargo; the Class 146 is the passenger version for DB Regio. Additional freight machines were built for the former Swiss railway Mittelthurgaubahn as well as for various private operators and leasing companies.

The classes of locomotives are predecessors of the Bombardier TRAXX locomotives.

GWR 481 Class

The GWR 481 Class was a class of 20 2-4-0 mixed-traffic steam locomotives designed for the Great Western Railway by Joseph Armstrong and built at Swindon Works in 1869. They were similar in size to the 439 Class but differed in appearance, thanks to the flowing lines of their outside frames.

German submarine U-481

German submarine U-481 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 6 February 1943 at the Deutsche Werke yard in Kiel, launched on 25 September 1943, and commissioned on 10 November 1943 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Ewald Pick.

Interstate 481

Interstate 481 (I-481) is an auxiliary Interstate Highway that serves as an eastern bypass of Syracuse, New York, in the United States. It begins at its parent, I-81, in the city's southern end and travels through the eastern Syracuse suburbs of Jamesville, DeWitt, and Cicero before rejoining I-81 in the suburb of North Syracuse. After crossing I-81 in North Syracuse, I-481 continues northwest to Fulton and Oswego as New York State Route 481 (NY 481). I-481 is part of the Veterans Memorial Highway, which extends northward onto NY 481.

Kosmos 481

Kosmos 481 (Russian: Космос 481 meaning Cosmos 481), known before launch as DS-P1-Yu No.46, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1972 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 375-kilogram (827 lb) spacecraft, which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used as a radar calibration target for anti-ballistic missile tests.

List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 481

This is a list of all the United States Supreme Court cases from volume 481 of the United States Reports:

Pennzoil Co. v. Texaco Inc., 481 U.S. 1 (1987)

West v. Conrail, 481 U.S. 35 (1987)

Pilot Life Ins. Co. v. Dedeaux, 481 U.S. 41 (1987)

Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Taylor, 481 U.S. 58 (1987)

CTS Corp. v. Dynamics Corp. of America, 481 U.S. 69 (1987)

United States v. John Doe, Inc. I, 481 U.S. 102 (1987)

Granberry v. Greer, 481 U.S. 129 (1987)

Tison v. Arizona, 481 U.S. 137 (1987)

Cruz v. New York, 481 U.S. 186 (1987)

Richardson v. Marsh, 481 U.S. 200 (1987)

Arkansas Writers' Project, Inc. v. Ragland, 481 U.S. 221 (1987)

United States v. General Dynamics Corp., 481 U.S. 239 (1987)

Brock v. Roadway Express, Inc., 481 U.S. 252 (1987)

McCleskey v. Kemp, 481 U.S. 279 (1987)

Lukhard v. Reed, 481 U.S. 368 (1987)

Hitchcock v. Dugger, 481 U.S. 393 (1987)

Montana v. Hall, 481 U.S. 400 (1987) (per curiam)

Tull v. United States, 481 U.S. 412 (1987)

Burlington Northern R. Co. v. Maintenance of Way Employes, 481 U.S. 429 (1987)

Burlington Northern R. Co. v. Oklahoma Tax Comm'n, 481 U.S. 454 (1987)

Meese v. Keene, 481 U.S. 465 (1987)

Pope v. Illinois, 481 U.S. 497 (1987)

Arizona v. Mauro, 481 U.S. 520 (1987)

Board of Directors of Rotary Int'l v. Rotary Club of Duarte, 481 U.S. 537 (1987)

Pennsylvania v. Finley, 481 U.S. 551 (1987)

NLRB v. Electrical Workers, 481 U.S. 573 (1987)

Saint Francis College v. Al-Khazraji, 481 U.S. 604 (1987)

Shaare Tefila Congregation v. Cobb, 481 U.S. 615 (1987)

Rose v. Rose, 481 U.S. 619 (1987)

Gray v. Mississippi, 481 U.S. 648 (1987)

United States v. Johnson, 481 U.S. 681 (1987)

Hodel v. Irving, 481 U.S. 704 (1987)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation v. Yahn & McDonnell, Inc., 481 U.S. 735 (1987) (per curiam)

Ray v. United States, 481 U.S. 736 (1987) (per curiam)

Van Drasek v. Webb, 481 U.S. 738 (1987) (per curiam)

United States v. Salerno, 481 U.S. 739 (1987)

Hilton v. Braunskill, 481 U.S. 770 (1987)

Young v. United States ex rel. Vuitton et Fils S. A., 481 U.S. 787 (1987)

United States v. Mendoza-Lopez, 481 U.S. 828 (1987)

Electrical Workers v. Hechler, 481 U.S. 851 (1987)

Postal Service v. Letter Carriers, 481 U.S. 1301 (1987)

List of generation IV Pokémon

The fourth generation (Generation IV) of the Pokémon franchise features 107 fictional creatures introduced to the core video game series in the 2006 Nintendo DS games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Some Pokémon in this generation were introduced in animated adaptations of the franchise before Diamond and Pearl, such as number 438 Bonsly, number 439 Mime Jr., and number 446 Munchlax, which were recurring characters in the Pokémon anime series in 2005 and 2006.

The following list displays the 107 Pokémon of Generation IV in order of their National Pokédex number. The first Pokémon, Turtwig, is number 387, and the last, Arceus, is number 493. Mega evolutions are included for convenience.

List of possible dwarf planets

It has been estimated that there may be 200 dwarf planets in the Kuiper belt of the outer Solar System and possibly more than 10,000 in the region beyond. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has accepted five dwarf planets: Ceres in the inner Solar System and four in the trans-Neptunian region: Pluto, Eris, Haumea, and Makemake.

NGC 481

NGC 481 is a elliptical galaxy in the constellation Cetus. It is located approximately 229 million light-years from Earth and was discovered in on November 20, 1886 by astronomer Lewis A. Swift.

Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt

"Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt" ("Only he who knows yearning") is a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The poem appeared in Goethe's novel Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship. It is one of the songs of Mignon, a character in the novel.

The poem has been set to music by many composers, among them Beethoven, Schubert (six settings, the last two included in Gesänge aus "Wilhelm Meister, D 877), Schumann, Wolf and Tchaikovsky (via its translation into Russian by Lev Mei). Tchaikovsky's setting is often known in English as "None but the Lonely Heart" and has been set in many vocal, choral, and instrumental arrangements.

Ouezzane Province

Ouezzane is a province in the Moroccan region of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima. It was created in 2009 from parts of Chefchaouen Province and Sidi Kacem Province, and recorded a population of 300,637 in the 2014 Moroccan census. The capital is Ouezzane.

Patriarch Timothy III of Alexandria

Patriarch Timothy III of Alexandria (died 481), also known as Salophakiolos (meaning Wobble Cap), was Patriarch of Alexandria from 460 until his death (with an intermission between 475 and 477). He was an adherent of the Council of Chalcedon and opponent of Monophysitism.

In 460 the Emperor expelled the Miaphysite Patriarch Timothy Aelurus from Alexandria and installed the Chalcedonian Timothy Salophakiolos as Patriarch.

In 475, a rebellion brought about the return of Timothy Aelurus but he died only two years later in 477. The Emperor expelled his chosen successor Peter Mongus and restored Salophakiolos to his see, which he retained until his death in 481.

Sidi Kacem Province

Sidi Kacem is a province in the Moroccan economic region of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra. The capital is Sidi Kacem. Its population in 2004 was 692,239 [1] and it recorded a population of 522,270 in the 2014 Moroccan census.The major cities and towns are: [2]

Ain Dorij

Dar Gueddari

Had Kourt

Jorf El Melha


Mechra Bel Ksiri

Sidi Kacem



The Supermobile is the fictional vehicle for the comic book superhero Superman. It is capable of duplicating all of his abilities in situations where he finds himself powerless. It was introduced in a story entitled "It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Supermobile!", published in Action Comics # 481, cover dated March 1978.


USS LST-479 was a United States Navy LST-1-class tank landing ship used in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.

USS Leutze (DD-481)

USS Leutze (DD-481) was a Fletcher-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Admiral Eugene H. C. Leutze (1847–1931).

Leutze was laid down on 3 June 1941 by Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington and launched 29 October 1942; sponsored by Miss Caroline Rowcliffe, granddaughter of Rear Adm. E. H. C. Leutze, daughter of Rear Adm. Gilbert Jonathan Rowcliff. The ship was commissioned 4 March 1944, Commander B. A. Robbins, Jr., in command.

USS Requin (SS-481)

USS Requin (SS/SSR/AGSS/IXSS-481) , a Tench-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named after the requin, French for shark. Since 1990 it has been a museum ship at The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Her keel was laid down on 24 August 1944 by the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine. She was launched on 1 January 1945 sponsored by Mrs. Slade D. Cutter, and commissioned on 28 April 1945 with Commander Slade D. Cutter in command.

Initially, Requin carried heavier armament than usual for a fleet submarine, perhaps because Commander Cutter was one of the most decorated submarine skippers going to sea. She had an additional five-inch/25-caliber deck gun, as well as two 24-tube five-inch (127 mm) rocket launchers, which were intended to be used to provide offshore bombardment during Operation Downfall, the planned invasion of Kyūshū and Honshū.

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