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* A Roman law prohibits the execution of old and crippled slaves.
Ananias, a high priest in Jerusalem, is sent to Romeafter being accused of violence.
Barea Soranusis "consul suffectus" in Rome.
Pliny the Elderwrites his account of the German wars.
* Tiridatus I, brother of Vologese I, comes to power in
Armeniaas an adversary of the Romans.
* In Britain, governor
Publius Ostorius Scapuladies while campaigning against the Siluresof 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
gazetteerof China, is written during the Han Dynasty.
* Saint Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of
Jesus, is believed to have landed in Kodungallur, Indiato preach the Gospel; the Marthoma Church, the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, the Indian Orthodox Church, and the Assyrian Church of the Eastclaim descent from him.
Publius Ostorius Scapula, Roman governor of Britain
Empress Guo Shengtong
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