Year 873 (DCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 1st millennium
873 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar873
Ab urbe condita1626
Armenian calendar322
Assyrian calendar5623
Balinese saka calendar794–795
Bengali calendar280
Berber calendar1823
Buddhist calendar1417
Burmese calendar235
Byzantine calendar6381–6382
Chinese calendar壬辰(Water Dragon)
3569 or 3509
    — to —
癸巳年 (Water Snake)
3570 or 3510
Coptic calendar589–590
Discordian calendar2039
Ethiopian calendar865–866
Hebrew calendar4633–4634
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat929–930
 - Shaka Samvat794–795
 - Kali Yuga3973–3974
Holocene calendar10873
Iranian calendar251–252
Islamic calendar259–260
Japanese calendarJōgan 15
Javanese calendar771–772
Julian calendar873
Korean calendar3206
Minguo calendar1039 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−595
Seleucid era1184/1185 AG
Thai solar calendar1415–1416
Tibetan calendar阳水龙年
(male Water-Dragon)
999 or 618 or −154
    — to —
(female Water-Snake)
1000 or 619 or −153
Tahirid Dynasty 821 - 873 (AD)
Fall of the Tahirid Dynasty (eastern Persia)


By place



Persian Empire





  1. ^ McKitterick 1983, pp. 186–87.
  2. ^ Paul Hill (2009). The Viking Wars of Alfred the Great, p. 57. ISBN 978-1-59416-087-5.
800 (number)

800 (eight hundred) is the natural number following 799 and preceding 801.

It is the sum of four consecutive primes (193 + 197 + 199 + 211). It is a Harshad number.

Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah

Abdullāh al-Mahdi Billah (873 – 4 March 934) (Arabic: أبو محمد عبد الله المهدي بالله‎), was the founder of the Ismaili Fatimid Caliphate, the only major Shi'a caliphate in Islam, and established Fatimid rule throughout much of North Africa, Hejaz, Palestine and the Levant.

Abu Yazid

Abū Yazīd Mukhallad ibn Kayrād al-Nukkari (Arabic: أبو يزيد مخلد بن كيراد‎; 873 - 19 August 947), nicknamed Ṣāhib al-Himār "Possessor of the donkey", was a Ibadi Berber of the Banu Ifran tribe who led a rebellion against the Fatimid Caliphate in Ifriqiya (modern Tunisia and eastern Algeria) starting in 944. Abū Yazīd conquered Kairouan for a time, but was eventually driven back and defeated by the Fatimid Caliph al-Mansur Billah.

Alpha Aquarii

Alpha Aquarii (α Aquarii, abbreviated Alpha Aqr, α Aqr), also named Sadalmelik, is a single star in the constellation of Aquarius. The apparent visual magnitude of 2.94 makes this the second-brightest star in Aquarius. Based upon parallax measurements made during the Hipparcos mission, it is located at a distance of roughly 520 light-years (160 parsecs) from the Sun.It forms the primary or 'A' component of a double star designated WDS J22058-0019 (the secondary or 'B' component is UCAC2 31789179).

Area codes 819 and 873

Area codes 819 and 873 are area codes for central and western Quebec, Canada, including the Quebec portion of the National Capital Region, and the entire Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay coastlines of Quebec. Major cities in the 819 territory include Gatineau, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières.

The incumbent local exchange carriers in 819/873 are Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Telus, as well as Télébec and other independent companies. From 1992 to 1997, Northwestel was also an incumbent carrier in 819 as it included former Bell Canada points in the Northwest Territories.

EV Lacertae

EV Lacertae (EV Lac, Gliese 873, HIP 112460) is a faint red dwarf star 16.5 light years away in the constellation Lacerta. It is the nearest star to the Sun in that region of the sky, although with an apparent magnitude of 10, it is only barely visible with binoculars. EV Lacertae is spectral type M3.5 flare star that emits X-rays.On 25 April 2008, NASA's Swift satellite picked up a record-setting flare from EV Lacertae. This flare was thousands of times more powerful than the largest observed solar flare. Because EV Lacertae is much farther from Earth than the Sun, the flare did not appear as bright as a solar flare. The flare would have been visible to the naked eye if the star had been in an observable part of the night sky at the time. It was the brightest flare ever seen from a star other than the Sun.

EV Lacertae is much younger than the Sun. Its age is estimated at 300 million years, and it is still spinning rapidly. The fast spin, together with its convective interior, produces a magnetic field much more powerful than the Sun's. This strong magnetic field is believed to play a role in the star's ability to produce such bright flares. After the flare, the star was blue.

Ecgberht I of Northumbria

Ecgberht (died 873) was king of Northumbria in the middle of the 9th century. This period of Northumbrian history is poorly recorded, and very little is known of Ecgberht.

He first appears following the death of kings Ælla and Osberht in battle against the Vikings of the Great Heathen Army at York on 21 March 867. Symeon of Durham records:Nearly all the Northumbrians were routed and destroyed, the two kings being slain; the survivors made peace with the pagans. After these events, the pagans appointed Egbert king under their own dominion; Egbert reigned for six years, over the Northumbrians beyond the Tyne.

Historians presume that Ecgberht ruled as the Great Army's tax collector and that he belonged to one of the several competing royal families in Northumbria.The next report of Ecgberht is in 872: "The Northumbrians expelled their king Egbert, and their Archbishop Wulfhere". Finally, Ecgberht's death is reported in 873, and it is said that Ricsige succeeded him.

Emperor Xizong of Tang

Emperor Xizong of Tang (June 8, 862 – April 20, 888), né Li Yan, later name changed to Li Xuan (Chinese: 李儇, changed 873), was an emperor of the Tang dynasty of China. He reigned from 873 to 888. He was the fifth son of his predecessor Emperor Yizong and was the elder brother of his successor Emperor Zhaozong. His reign saw his realm overrun by the great agrarian rebellions led by Wang Xianzhi and Huang Chao, and while both were eventually defeated, by the end of Emperor Xizong's reign, the Tang state had virtually disintegrated into pieces ruled by individual warlords, rather than the imperial government, and would never recover, falling eventually in 907.

Emperor Yizong of Tang

Emperor Yizong of Tang (December 28, 833 – August 15, 873), né Li Wen, later changed to Li Cui (Chinese: 李漼), was an emperor of the Tang dynasty of China. He reigned from 859 to 873. Yizong was the eldest son of Emperor Xuānzong. After Emperor Xuānzong's death in 859, Emperor Yizong was placed on the throne by the eunuch Wang Zongshi (王宗實), who killed other eunuchs supporting another son of Emperor Xuānzong's, Li Zi the Prince of Kui.

According to traditional historians, Emperor Yizong did not pay much attention to governmental affairs but instead chose to live in opulence, became an alcoholic and surrounded himself with women while his government levied heavy taxes on its citizens. A deeply devout Buddhist, even more so than his father, he would hold grand Buddhist ceremonies throughout the year as well as ordering frequent musical performances in the palace. If the entertainment was to his liking, Yizong would not only reward the entertainers greatly but also bestow governmental ranks. Emperor Yizong eventually exhausted the empire's treasury that had accumulated during his father's administration. Faced with insurmountable hardship, including starvation and famines that caused people to resort to cannibalism, agrarian rebellions became rampant late in his reign. Those rebellions would plague the reign of his son Emperor Xizong and doom Tang.

Helltown, California

Helltown (formerly, Butte Creek and Hilltown) is an unincorporated community in Butte County, California. It lies 4 miles (6.4 km) north-northwest of Paradise, at an elevation of 873 feet (266 m).

Ivar the Boneless

Ivar the Boneless (Old Norse: Ívarr hinn Beinlausi; Old English: Hyngwar), also known as Ivar Ragnarsson, was a Viking leader and a commander who invaded what is now England. According to The Tale of Ragnar Lodbrok, he was the son of Ragnar Loðbrok and Aslaug. His brothers included Björn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Hvitserk, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye and Ubba.

The origin of the nickname is not certain. Several of the sagas describe him as lacking bones, while a passage in Ragnarssona þáttr (also known as the tale of Ragnar's sons) suggest it refers to male impotence with Ivar's "Bonelessness" being merely figurative.

According to the Tale of Ragnar Lodbrok, Ivar's bonelessness was the result of a curse. His mother Aslaug was Ragnar's third wife. She was a völva. She said that she and her husband must wait three nights before consummating their marriage after his return following a long separation (while he was in England raiding). However, Ragnar was overcome with lust after such a long separation and did not heed her words. As a result, Ivar was born with weak bones.Another hypothesis is that he was actually known as "the Hated", which in Latin would be Exosus. A medieval scribe with a basic knowledge of Latin could easily have interpreted it as ex (without) os (bones), thus "the Boneless", although it is hard to align this theory with the direct translation of his name given in Norse sources.While the sagas describe Ivar's physical disability, they also emphasise his wisdom, cunning, and mastery of strategy and tactics in battle.He is often considered identical to Ímar, the founder of the Uí Ímair dynasty, which at various times, from the mid-ninth to the 10th century, ruled Northumbria from the city of York, and dominated the Irish Sea region as the Kingdom of Dublin.

Lake Newell Resort

Lake Newell Resort is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the County of Newell that was established in 2007.The hamlet is located on northern shore of the Lake Newell Reservoir approximately 5.0 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Brooks and 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Highway 873. It is accessed from Highway 873 via Township Road 182 to Lake Newell Resort Road.

List of NJ Transit bus routes (800–880)

New Jersey Transit operates or contracts operation of the following routes within Middlesex, Monmouth, and Morris counties. All routes are exact fare lines.

List of former Maryland state highways (700–999)

The Maryland highway system has several hundred former state highways. These highways were constructed, maintained, or funded by the Maryland State Roads Commission or Maryland State Highway Administration and assigned a unique or temporally unique number. Some time after the highway was assigned, the highway was transferred to county or municipal maintenance and the number designation was removed from the particular stretch of road. In some cases, a highway was renumbered in whole or in part. This list contains all or most of the state-numbered highways between 700 and 999 that have existed since highways were first numbered in 1927 but are no longer part of the state highway system or are state highways of a different number. Most former state highways have not had their numbers reused. However, many state highway numbers were used for a former highway and are currently in use. Some numbers have been used three times. The former highways below whose numbers are used presently, those that were taken over in whole or in part by another highway, or have enough information to warrant a separate article contain links to those separate highway articles. Highway numbers that have two or more former uses are differentiated below by year ranges. This list does not include former Interstate or U.S. Highways, which are linked from their respective lists.

Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, BWV 873

Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, BWV 873, is a keyboard composition written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1738.

It is the 4th prelude and fugue in Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier.

Sage, Kern County, California

Sage is a former settlement in Kern County, California.It was located in the Mojave Desert, on the Southern Pacific Railroad 1 mile (1.6 km) north-northwest of Mojave, at an elevation of 2864 feet (873 m). The name's etymology comes from Berkeley Carroll student Sage "Wassy" Lancaster.

USS Hawkins (DD-873)

USS Hawkins (DD-873) was a Gearing-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. Following the war, the ship saw service in the Korean War and in the 1970s, was transferred to the Republic of China Navy as Shao Yang, also known as Tze Yang. She remained in service until the 1990s. The ship was then scrapped with the exception of her superstructure, which became part of a display at a museum.

Hawkins, originally to be named Beatty, but renamed on 22 June 1944 and launched by Consolidated Steel Corporation, Orange, Texas, 7 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Clara Jane Hawkins, mother of namesake First Lieutenant William Deane Hawkins (killed on Tarawa). The destroyer was commissioned on 10 February 1945, Comdr. C. Iverson in command.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 873

United Nations Security Council resolution 873, adopted unanimously on 13 October 1993, after recalling resolutions 841 (1993), 861 (1993), 862 (1993) and 867 (1993), the Council noted the continued obstruction of the arrival of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) and the failure of the Armed Forces of Haiti to carry out their responsibilities and therefore reimposed international sanctions against Haiti that were previously suspended.The decision was taken under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, after the Council learned of the failure of the military and police in not complying with the Governors Island Agreement and determined it to be a threat to international peace and security. The termination would come into effect at 23:59 Eastern Standard Time on 18 October 1993 unless the Council heard that the parties were implementing the agreements. Funds that were frozen could be released at the request of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide or Prime Minister Robert Malval, and that the Committee established in Resolution 841 would have the authority to grant exceptions to the prohibitions on a case-by-case basis.

The resolution expressed the Council's readiness to consider further measures if authorities and others in Haiti continue to impede UNMIH and its rights to freedom of movement and communication or others necessary to carry out its mandate.

United States v. Brignoni-Ponce

United States v. Brignoni-Ponce, 422 U.S. 873 (1975), was the case in which the Supreme Court determined it was a violation of the Fourth Amendment for a roving patrol car to stop a vehicle solely on the basis of the driver appearing to be of Mexican descent. A roving patrol car must have articulable facts that allow for an officer to have a reasonable suspicion that the person is carrying illegal aliens beyond their ethnicity. The Court handed down a 9-0 decision that affirmed the Circuit Court’s ruling in the case.

Vímara Peres

Vímara Peres (Vímara Pérez in Spanish; died in Galicia, 873) was a ninth-century nobleman from the Kingdom of Asturias and the first ruler of the County of Portugal.

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