From Latin annus (“year”) + mirabilis (“miraculous”).
From the title of a poem by John Dryden that commemorates the 'year' June 1665-September 1666, during which occurred several momentous events, beginning with a decisive English victory at the Battle of Lowestoft and ending with the Great Fire of London.
- A year that includes a multitude of significant and fateful events, be they disasters or successes.
- „The year 1905 was said to be Albert Einstein’s annus mirabilis – his “miracle year”– in which he published four important papers that set the stage for modern physics. Just over a century later, that phrase comes to my mind when I think of 2015 and New Horizons; it’s been our miracle year. Just consider, in the last 12 months…“
- ^ Alan Stern (2015-12-30), “The PI's Perspective: Our 'Annus Mirabilis'”, in (Please provide the title of the work) (HTML, in English), New Horizons – NASA's Mission to Pluto, archived from the original on 2015-12-30, retrieved 2016-01-04
- annus mirabilis (year with many fateful events)