Year 980 (CMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 1st millennium
980 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar980
Ab urbe condita1733
Armenian calendar429
Assyrian calendar5730
Balinese saka calendar901–902
Bengali calendar387
Berber calendar1930
Buddhist calendar1524
Burmese calendar342
Byzantine calendar6488–6489
Chinese calendar己卯(Earth Rabbit)
3676 or 3616
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
3677 or 3617
Coptic calendar696–697
Discordian calendar2146
Ethiopian calendar972–973
Hebrew calendar4740–4741
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1036–1037
 - Shaka Samvat901–902
 - Kali Yuga4080–4081
Holocene calendar10980
Iranian calendar358–359
Islamic calendar369–370
Japanese calendarTengen 3
Javanese calendar881–882
Julian calendar980
Korean calendar3313
Minguo calendar932 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−488
Seleucid era1291/1292 AG
Thai solar calendar1522–1523
Tibetan calendar阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
1106 or 725 or −47
    — to —
(male Iron-Dragon)
1107 or 726 or −46
Vladimir Svyatoslavovich
Vladimir I (the Great) (c. 958–1015)


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900 (number)

900 (nine hundred) is the natural number following 899 and preceding 901. It is the square of 30 and the sum of Euler's totient function for the first 54 integers. In base 10 it is a Harshad number.

980 AM

The following radio stations broadcast on AM frequency 980 kHz: 980 AM is classified as a regional broadcast frequency by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

Aero Commander 500 family

The Aero Commander 500 family is a series of light-twin piston-engined and turboprop aircraft originally built by the Aero Design and Engineering Company in the late 1940s, renamed the Aero Commander company in 1950, and a division of Rockwell International from 1965. The initial production version was the 200-mph, seven-seat Aero Commander 520. An improved version, the 500S, manufactured after 1967, is known as the Shrike Commander. Larger variants are known by numerous model names and designations, ranging up to the 330-mph, 11-seat Model 695B/Jetprop 1000B turboprop.

Alcatel One Touch 980

The Alcatel One Touch 980 (stylized as one touch 980 and commonly abbreviated as Alcatel OT-980) is a touchscreen slider smartphone manufactured by TCL Communication. The phone was announced on February 15, 2010 at the Mobile World Congress. The Alcatel One Touch 980 was the first Alcatel to run the Android operating system, running version 2.1 "Éclair". The phone has been noted to resemble the Palm Prē.

Area codes 704 and 980

NANPA area codes 704 and 980 cover Charlotte and all or part of 12 surrounding counties in south-central North Carolina. Other major cities in the service area are Gastonia, Kannapolis, Concord, Mooresville, Salisbury, Statesville, and Shelby. The South Carolina side of the Charlotte metropolitan area is part of area code 803.

The main area code, 704, is one of the original 86 Numbering Plan Areas assigned in 1947. At that time it covered the entire state of North Carolina. In 1954, Winston-Salem and points east were split off to create area code 919, leaving 704 to cover the western third of the state from Charlotte to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

This configuration remained in place for the next 44 years. Despite explosive growth in Charlotte, the state's largest city, the western third of the state was not as densely populated as the eastern two-thirds, which went from one area code to four during the 1990s. By the mid-1990s, however, demand for telephone lines made a split inevitable. In 1998, most of the western portion of the old 704 territory, including the Foothills and Blue Ridge, were split off to create area code 828, leaving 704 to cover the Charlotte area.

The creation of 828 was intended as a long-term solution. Within two years, however, 704 was close to exhaustion once again due to Charlotte's continued growth, as well as the proliferation of cell phones and pagers. The supply of available numbers was further limited because the Charlotte LATA spills into York and Lancaster counties in South Carolina, meaning several exchange numbers in South Carolina's 803 were unavailable for use in area 704. For this reason, 980 was created as the state's first overlay. Permissive dialing (7 digits) was permitted between May 1, 2000 and March 15, 2001, after which, 10-digit dialing was mandatory.

Argo (crater)

Argo is a crater in the Meridiani Planum on Mars, which was visited by the Opportunity rover on approximately its 365th Martian sol. The crater is about 300 meters (980 ft) south of the heat shield and Heat Shield Rock.

Battle of Tara (Ireland)

The Battle of Tara was fought between the Gaelic Irish of Meath, led by Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, and the Norse Vikings of Dublin, led by Amlaíb Cuarán. It took place near the Hill of Tara in Ireland in the year 980. The battle was a devastating defeat for the Vikings and led to the Irish regaining control of Dublin.

Bundesautobahn 980

Bundesautobahn 980 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 980, short form Autobahn 980, abbreviated as BAB 980 or A 980) is an autobahn in southern Germany. It runs through the Allgäu and is part of the once-proposed A 98 plans that were never carried out.

GeForce 900 series

Serving as the high-end introduction to Maxwell, named after James Clerk Maxwell, the GeForce 900 Series is a family of graphics processing units developed by Nvidia, succeeding the GeForce 700 series.

With Maxwell, the successor to Kepler, Nvidia expected three major outcomes from the Maxwell: improved graphics capabilities, simplified programming, and better energy-efficiency compared to the GeForce 700 Series and GeForce 600 Series.Maxwell was announced in September 2010, with the first Maxwell-based GeForce consumer-class products released in early 2014.

German submarine U-980

German submarine U-980 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

She was ordered on 5 June 1941, and was laid down on 10 August 1942 at Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, as yard number 180. She was launched on 15 April 1943 and commissioned under the command of Kapitänleutnant Hermann Dahms on 27 May 1943.

Interstate 980

Interstate 980 (I-980) is a short Interstate Highway spur entirely within Oakland, California, connecting Interstate 580 and State Route 24 to Interstate 880 near Downtown Oakland. I-980 passes the Oakland Convention Center and near the famous Jack London Square. I-980 is commonly considered the dividing line between Downtown Oakland and West Oakland. The freeway was planned as the eastern approach to the San Francisco Bay Southern Crossing. It is officially known as the John B. Williams Freeway, after the former director of the City of Oakland's Office of Community Development.

Interstate 980 was used as an alternate route between Oakland and San Francisco when the Cypress Viaduct carrying Interstate 880 collapsed in the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. Traffic headed from the south would have to use 980 to 580 west to Interstate 80 west to get across the Bay Bridge to reach San Francisco. This ended when Interstate 880 reopened on a new alignment in 1997 (1999 to and from I-80 east).


KKMS (980 AM) is a Salem Communications-owned radio station licensed to Richfield, Minnesota, United States and serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. KKMS' studios and transmitter are located in Eagan.

The station programs a Christian-based religious format primarily featuring ministry personnel and preachers such as John MacArthur, Alistair Begg, Les Feldick, J. Vernon McGee and Dr. Robert Jeffress. Other individuals may also lease air time on the station. Other hosts such as Eric Metaxas and Lee Michaels provide more interactive programming. The station produces its own afternoon show, Lee Michaels Live! which is hosted by Lee Michaels. This show has replaced "The Steven Solomon Show". Several other shows are locally produced, such as Understanding the Times with Jan Markell and The Christian World View with David Wheaton.


KMBZ (980 kHz; "Talk 980"), is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Kansas City, Missouri. KMBZ is owned by Entercom Communications and it airs a talk radio format. Its studios and transmitter tower are in suburban Mission, Kansas, at separate locations.

After a local morning drive time news show, simulcast with co-owned 98.1 KMBZ-FM, KMBZ's weekday schedule is made up of nationally syndicated talk programs including Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Tom Sullivan, Joe Pags, Laura Ingraham and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. World and national news is supplied at the beginning of each hour by ABC News Radio. Weekend programming includes shows on money, health, computers and cooking. Some weekend hours are paid brokered programming. KMBZ's sister station, KMBZ-FM, airs mostly local talk shows.

KMBZ operates at 5,000 watts around the clock. It uses a non-directional antenna by day; at night, however, it broadcasts using a directional antenna to protect other stations on AM 980 from interference. On January 14, 2015, KMBZ was granted an FCC construction permit to move to the KCCV transmitter site and increase the daytime power to 9,000 watts. Its signal covers the Kansas City metropolitan area, including parts of Missouri and Kansas.

Kalpa Sūtra

The Kalpa Sūtra (Sanskrit: कल्पसूत्र) is a Jain text containing the biographies of the Jain Tirthankaras, notably Parshvanatha and Mahavira. Traditionally ascribed to Bhadrabahu, which would place it in the 4th century BCE., it was probably put to writing only after 980 or 993 years after the Nirvana(Moksha) of Mahavira.

Saskatchewan Highway 980

Highway 980 is a provincial highway in the east central region of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It runs from Highway 3 near Armit until it transitions into Range Road 1304 and passes through the Woody River Recreation Site and Elbow Lake. It also connects with Highway 981. Highway 980 is about 85 km (53 mi) long.

Highway 980 lies entirely within the Porcupine Provincial Forest.

USS Meeker County (LST-980)

USS Meeker County (LST-980) was an LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Like many of her class, she was not named and is properly referred to by her hull designation. Later named after Meeker County, Minnesota, she was the only US Naval vessel to bear the name.


WAAV (980 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News/Talk format. Licensed to Leland, North Carolina, United States, it serves the Wilmington area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media.


WOFX, known as Fox Sports 980, is an AM radio station broadcasting on 980 kHz licensed to Troy, New York. The station is owned by iHeartMedia and runs a sports radio format and is the Fox Sports Radio affiliate for the Capital District, Adirondacks, and Berkshires.


WTEM (980 AM) — branded The Team 980 — is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area.

WTEM is the official radio station for the Washington Redskins football team, and is owned by Urban One of Silver Spring, MD. WTEM airs Maryland Terrapins football & basketball and Baltimore Orioles baseball as an affiliate station. WTEM is also the exclusive home of the play-by-play broadcasts for MLB and World Series, NBA and NBA Finals, NFL, NCAA Football and BCS bowls.

WTEM's studios are located in Silver Spring, Maryland, while the station's transmitter is located in Hyattsville, Maryland, operating at 50,000 watts during the day, powering down to 5,000 watts at night. Prior to July 2008, WTEM was known as SportsTalk 980, used the slogan The Voice of the Fan, and was the DC outlet for Fox Sports Radio. Beforehand, WTEM was the Washington affiliate for ESPN Radio until Red Zebra Broadcasting acquired the rights for its Triple X ESPN Radio trimulcast, which ended up merging with WTEM.

Red Zebra exited the radio business beginning in 2017, and announced a sale of WTEM to Urban One on May 21, 2018.


WXLM (980 AM) is a radio station licensed to Groton, Connecticut, and serving the New London, Connecticut, area with a news/talk format. It is under ownership of Cumulus Media. 980 AM is a Regional broadcast frequency.

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