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Roman Empire

* A Roman law prohibits the execution of old and crippled slaves.
* Ananias, a high priest in Jerusalem, is sent to Rome after being accused of violence.
* Barea Soranus is "consul suffectus" in Rome.
* Pliny the Elder writes his account of the German wars.
* Tiridatus I, brother of Vologese I, comes to power in Armenia as an adversary of the Romans.
* In Britain, governor Publius Ostorius Scapula dies while campaigning against the Silures of south Wales. His replacement is Aulus Didius Gallus, who quells the rebellion and consolidates the gains the Romans have so far made, but does not seek new ones.


*The "Yuejue Shu", the first known gazetteer of China, is written during the Han Dynasty.

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* Saint Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus, is believed to have landed in Kodungallur, India to preach the Gospel; the Marthoma Church, the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, the Indian Orthodox Church, and the Assyrian Church of the East claim descent from him.




* Publius Ostorius Scapula, Roman governor of Britain
* Empress Guo Shengtong

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