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ID Category Subcategory Date Summary
1453 Environment Unusual Weather 53BC Fog, lightning, violent winds afflict Crassus' army in Mesopotamia
1452 Society Prodigy 53BC Portents afflict Crassus and his army while crossing the Euphrates
1449 Society Prodigy 53BC Some statues sweated, some struck by lightning in Rome
1447 Environment Animal Prodigies 54BC Portents in Rome: owls, dogs, wolves
1446 Environment Flood 54BC Tiber floods for many days; many people and animals killed, many buildings destroyed in Rome
1444 Environment Unusual Weather 63BC Storm at Rome tears up trees, destroys buildings, many people perished during consulship of Cicero.
1443 Geology Earthquake 63BC Earthquakes mentioned by Cicero, probably in Italy
1442 Environment Unusual Weather 63BC Extreme heat
1441 Celestial Comet 63BC Comet: A fiery javelin stretched to the sky from the west; firebrands seen in the west in the night time
1440 Society Prodigy 63BC Revival of ancient augural rite; bad omens resulted
1438 Environment Unusual Weather 65BC Many towers in Rome struck with lightning; melts statues and bronze tablets
1428 Geology Volcanic Eruption 91BC Islands burned several days, sea burned during the Social War
1426 Geology Volcanic Eruption 472BC Mount Epopos shot forth fire, collapse of land, great noise
1425 Geology Tsunami 472BC Following volcanic eruption on Pithecussae, the sea retreated then turned back and deluged the island.
1424 Geology Volcanic Eruption 126BC Eruption of Etna; island emerges burning with violent blast
1422 Geology Other 67BC Island appeared among the Cyclades
1420 Society Human Prodigies 359AD Birth of two-headed infant
1406 Celestial Comet 60AD A comet runs across half the sky for six months
1398 Geology Earthquake 426BC (Sum.) Multiple earthquakes in Greece during Peloponnesian War
1394 Geology Earthquake 217BC Fifty-seven earthquakes in the year of the Battle of Lake Trasimene; cities overthrown, rivers diverted, cliffs torn away
1393 Society Massacre 217BC Jun. 24 Battle of Lake Trasimene; Hannibal massacres Roman army
1387 Celestial Tunguska-like event 91BC Possible Tunguska-like event or comet/asteroid impact in northern Italy
1386 Geology Earthquake 464BC Sparta destroyed by earthquake, rocks fall from mountain peaks
1384 Society Mass Death 331BC Oct. 1 Battle of Arbela or Gaugamela, death of Darius, end of Persian Empire
1328 Celestial Fire in the sky 215BC Fire shone out at sea; possible plasma event or fireball
1327 Environment Animal Prodigies 215BC A cow gave birth to a horse
1326 Geology Earthquake 217BC Jun. 24 Mountains cleft asunder, rivers blocked by earthquake during Battle of Lake Trasimene
1325 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 223BC Three moons visible from Italy
1324 Environment Plasma Event 223BC "Heaven on fire"; aurora?
1322 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 223BC Large fireball; light like day
1321 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 223BC A river in Picenum the color of blood
1320 Environment Unusual Weather 253BC Violent Storm in the Mediterranean
1318 Environment Strange Sounds 104BC Clanging armour and the sounding of a trumpet were heard from the sky
1317 Environment Unusual Sounds 101BC Clanging armor, trumpet sounds from sky, Battle of Vercellae
1316 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 50BC It rained wool in the vicinity of Compsa Castle; rained bricks
1315 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 53BC It rained iron the shape of sponges in Lucania
1314 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 461BC Rained flesh that did not turn bad
1313 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 114BC Sky rained milk and blood in the consulship of Manius Acilius and Gaius Porcius
1312 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 49BC Many towers destroyed by thunderbolts in Italy during civil war
1311 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 115BC Thunderbolt strikes temple of Juno during consulship of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus
1310 Society Massacre 82BC Proscriptions of Sulla
1309 Environment Plasma Event 73BC Town-councillor of Pompei, Marcus Herennius, struck by a thunderbolt on a fine day.
1308 Celestial Fire in the sky 86BC Fireball like "burning shield scattering sparks", observed in Rome
1307 Celestial Tunguska-like event 113BC 'Night-suns’ seen in the consulship of Gaius Caccilius and Gnaeus Papirius
1298 Celestial Halo 90BC Red halo around the sun observed from Rome
1297 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 114BC Halo around the sun in the consulships of Gaius Porcius and Manius Acilius
1296 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 122BC Sun veiled in dust; haloes; darkness for several days following Etna eruption
1295 Celestial Other 394BC "Meteoric lights, beams" at Battle of Cnidus
1294 Celestial Sun activity 349BC Bloody chasm in the sky, fire falling, aurora?
1289 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 118BC Three suns seen at once during consulships of Quintus Marcius and Marcus Porcius
1288 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 174BC Three suns seen in the consulships of Spurius Postumius and Quintus Mucius
1280 Celestial Comet 49BC A terrifying star during the war between Pompey and Caesar
1279 Celestial Comet 76BC In the western sky, comet with a terrible glare during the consulship of Gnaeus Octavius
1271 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 413BC Aug. 27 Lunar eclipse caused Nicias to delay abandoning the siege of Syracuse leading to destruction of Athenian forces
1269 Celestial Solar Eclipse 584BC May 28 First predicted solar eclipse, Thales of Miletus
1268 Celestial Other 612BC Venus "casts a shadow by its rays" (Pythagoras)
1253 Celestial Comet 674BC Oct. Comet observed by Babylonians
1230 Celestial Comet 582AD Jan. 15 A bright comet is seen with a long tail like smoke
1220 Celestial Solar Eclipse 563AD Oct. 3 A solar eclipse with the sun discolored as sackcloth
1217 Geology Earthquake 373BC (Win.) Earthquake at Delos just before great earthquake and tsunami
1154 Archeology Climate Evidence 2349BC Tree ring evidence, Ireland, "Noah's flood"
1106 Society Famine 439BC Famine in early Rome, Cincinnatus made dictator, Spurius Maelius murdered for trying to help the poor
880 Celestial Solar Eclipse 346AD Solar eclipse
725 Celestial Comet 539AD Dec. A comet with goodly length and very sharp at the point appears
722 Celestial Comet 400AD Mar. 19 A comet of extraordinary magnitude
718 Geology Earthquake 56BC Temple of Juno turns from east to north in association with earthquake
713 Celestial Comet 104BC Jul. 19 Comet during eclipse, Posidonius
709 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 168BC Fireball as big as the moon seen when Paulus was engaged in the war against Perseus; At Lanuvium a blazing torch was seen in the sky
697 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 52BC A meteor from south to east
689 Society Mass sickness 707BC Numa Pompilius, pestilence
677 Environment Plasma Event 52BC Many thunderbolts in Rome
676 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 52BC Many clods, stones, shards and blood went flying through the air
675 Society Prodigy 52BC Portents follow the decree of the Senate to tear down temples of Serapis and Isis
673 Environment Unusual Sounds 56BC A "subterranean tumult" heard in association with earthquake and fireball activity
672 Environment Plasma Event 56BC Romans killed by thunderbolts
670 Environment Animal Prodigies 56BC A wolf entered Rome
669 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 56BC A blaze of light from south to north; fireball
659 Environment Animal Prodigies 203BC Roof-eating ravens, gnawing mice, locust infestation and a deformed colt
656 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 203BC Sun halo at Frusino
655 Celestial Tunguska-like event 204BC Shooting stars at intervals; great meteor blazed; sky lighted up at night; crashing sound
654 Geology Sinkhole 203BC Sinking earth at Arpinum made huge depression
653 Environment Rock Falls 204BC Shower of stones in association with meteors, crashing sounds; fall of Magna Mater
652 Environment Unusual Sounds 204BC In the temple of Juno Sospita at Lanuvium a noise was heard with a dreadful crash
650 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 204BC Meteor shooting from east to west
648 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 204BC Two suns seen, ring around moon
642 Celestial Comet 390AD Aug. 22 A Comet appears
639 Celestial Comet 363AD Aug. 26 A sparkling star comet is seen in Virgo, and thought to presage the death of the Roman emperor Jovian
634 Celestial Comet 336AD Feb. 16 Comet of unusual size seen across the world
620 Geology Earthquake 358AD (Sum.) Terrible earthquakes take place in Macedonia, Asia Minor, and Pontus, overthrowing mountains
615 Celestial Comet 363AD Aug. Comets are seen during the day, other bad omens
614 Celestial Solar Eclipse 360AD Aug. 28 Annular Solar Eclipse of 360
612 Environment Unusual Weather 814AD A severe storm occurs at Aix-la-Chapelle palace and basilica
611 Geology Earthquake 814AD The palace at Aix-la-Chapelle frequently trembles
610 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 814AD Lunar eclipses are frequent during the last years before Charlemagne's death
550 Environment Plasma Event 363AD Apr. 7 Soldier and two horses killed by lightning
519 Geology Volcanic Eruption 217BC Vesuvius thundered, hurling flames and rock
518 Celestial Tunguska-like event 217BC The heavens burst open with a fearful crash, and the countenance of the Thunderer was revealed.
517 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 217BC Bright meteors shot against Italy from the direction of Africa
515 Geology Earthquake 217BC The Alps did not keep their place, and the Apennines were never still day or night among their vast gorges
514 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 217BC River Allia flooding
513 Celestial Comet 217BC Multiple comets: bright hair of more than one comet... showed its baleful glare
511 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 217BC Light was suddenly withdrawn, and the Calabrian mariners, plunged in darkness
510 Environment Plasma Event 217BC Javelins blazed up suddenly in the hands of astounded soldiers
509 Geology Landslide 217BC Mount Garganus, collapsing with tottering summit, overset its forests
507 Society Mass Death 255BC Jul. 4 Severe storm, destruction of Roman Fleet with massive mortality
506 Geology Earthquake 375AD Nov. 19 Many cities in Greece severely shaken by an earthquake
505 Environment Plasma Event 375AD Nov. 19 A thunderbolt strikes Sirmium
504 Society Mass Death 270AD Aug. A plague causes widespread death
503 Celestial Comet 995AD Aug. A comet appears - Halleys?
501 Society Mass Death 986AD Cattle and human pestilence
498 Society Famine 976AD Famine in England
497 Society Mass Death 962AD Great Mortality/Fever in 962
496 Celestial Comet 905AD Oct. 20 A comet appears
494 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 904AD Lunar Eclipse
493 Celestial Comet 892AD Apr. 25 Hairy Star appears
492 Celestial Solar Eclipse 879AD Solar Eclipse
490 Celestial Solar Eclipse 733AD Aug. 14 Annular solar eclipse
488 Celestial Comet 729AD Jan. Two comets appear for 14 days to the great terror of the beholders
437 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 926AD Fiery Lights in Northern Sky
436 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 979AD A blood-red object is seen in the sky with rays of various colors
435 Society Mass Migration 186BC Gauls who had crossed the Alps into Italy were expelled without a battle
434 Society Human Prodigies 186BC A hermaphrodite about twelve years old was discovered, and by order of the soothsayers was put to death
433 Environment Plasma Event 186BC Lightning bolts, appearing in many places, had scorched the clothes of many persons by a slight blast of heat
431 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 186BC Shower of stones in Picenum
430 Celestial Solar Eclipse 809AD Jul. 16 Solar Eclipse
429 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 806AD Aug. 30 Circle around the Sun
427 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 806AD Sep. 2 Lunar Eclipse
426 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 802AD Dec. 19 Lunar Eclipse at Dawn
424 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 795AD Mar. 28 Lunar Eclipse
416 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 734AD Jan. 22 Lunar Eclipse
412 Environment Plasma Event 190BC Temple of Juno Lucina struck by lightning damaging a gable and the doors
411 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 188BC Shower of Stones on the Aventine in Rome
410 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 188BC Daytime darkness sets in at Rome
406 Celestial Solar Eclipse 538AD Feb. 15 Solar eclipse
404 Celestial Solar Eclipse 540AD Jun. 20 Solar Eclipse
400 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 74BC Apr. 7 A large meteor in the process of breaking up is is sighted in China
399 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 245BC Feb. 14 Innumerable large and small meteors traveled westward, China
398 Celestial Falling Fire 687BC Mar. 23 Stars fall like rain, with rain, bright night without stars
393 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 190BC Shower of Earth from the sky
388 Environment Plasma Event 190BC Thunderbolts from a clear sky strike many towns around Rome; two persons killed
335 Environment Flood 525AD Apr. 22 People drown in the great and sudden flood at Edessa
329 Society Sack or Destruction of City 546AD Dec. 17 Sack of Rome by Totila
312 Celestial Tunguska-like event 312AD Did a meteor over central Italy in AD 312 change the course of Roman and Christian history?
285 Geology Earthquake 362AD Dec. 2 Nicomedia and Nicaea destroyed by an Earthquake
253 Celestial Comet 79AD Mar. 22 Vespasian's comet
213 Celestial Comet 49BC Apr. 14 Guest Star, Bushy star, Cassiopeia; observed in China
212 Celestial Comet 61BC Jul. 24 Bushy Star, sparkling star, eastern quarter; observed in China
209 Celestial Comet 69BC Aug. 20 Guest Star, Comet Swift-Tuttle
207 Celestial Nova 69BC Jul. 23 Guest Star, Nova, observed by Chinese
205 Celestial Nova 69BC Jan. 27 Bushy Star, Sparkling Star, western quarter near Venus; possible nova observed by Chinese
173 Society Sack or Destruction of City 502AD Siege of Amida, at least 85,000 killed
170 Celestial Comet 296BC Broom Star, China
138 Celestial Fire in the sky 679AD Fire from Heaven burned Coldingham, Scotland
137 Celestial Comet 676AD Aug. 15 A comet with a "pillar of radiant flame" visible for three months
135 Celestial Comet 974BC Mar. Bushy Star Comet in the north polar region; observed in China
134 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 1034BC (Spr.) A new star appears near the North Star, comet or nova; observed in China
133 Celestial Comet 1059BC Comet, broom star with tail observed in China
123 Celestial Comet 83BC Tangle Star in Hercules observed in China
122 Celestial Comet 84BC Mar. 12 Sparkling Star observed in China
121 Society Mass Death 259AD Plague of Cyprian
118 Society People 532AD Jan. An insurrection breaks out unexpectedly in Byzantinum. Procopius describes a "disease of the soul" amongst people of "factions".
108 Society Famine 412AD Rome falls by intense famine
107 Celestial Comet 87BC Aug. 10 Comet Halley observed in Babylon and China
106 Celestial Comet 102BC Bushy Star in Bootes observed in China
105 Geology Earthquake 348AD Earthquake in Beirut
104 Celestial Comet 108BC Bushy Star in Canis Minor, Gemini observed in China
102 Celestial Solar Eclipse 347AD Solar eclipse
101 Celestial Comet 110BC Bushy Star in Gemini, Ursa Major, observed in China and Babylon
99 Celestial Comet 119BC May 8 Sparkling star, Long-tailed star observed in China
98 Geology Earthquake 344AD Earthquake in Neocaesarea
97 Celestial Comet 120BC Feb. Comet burned brightly, filled a quarter of the heavens, sky seemed to be on fire
94 Society Sack or Destruction of City 410AD Aug. 24 Sack of Rome
90 Geology Earthquake 335AD Earthquake in Cyprus, many places collaps
75 Society Slave Rebellion 73BC Third Servile War, Spartacus, Crassus, Pompey
74 Society Slave Rebellion 104BC Second Servile War; Gaius Marius
73 Society Massacre 135BC Eunus and the First Servile War against Rome
71 Celestial Solar Eclipse 814AD Solar eclipses are frequent during the last years before Charlemagne's death
70 Society War 732AD Oct. Saracens fight two battles near Poitiers and River Berre against Charles Martel during their conquest of Gaul
69 Archeology Epidemic Mass Grave 430BC Plague of Athens thought to have been Typhoid
66 Society People 440BC Heraclitus, Early Stoicism
65 Celestial Comet 135BC Aug. 31 Giant comet stretched across the heavens at the birth of Mithradates; entire sky 'on fire'
64 Celestial Comet 135BC Jul. 3 Bushy Star
63 Celestial Comet 136BC Sep. 22 Comet 'spread out to unlimited size'; beginning of the reign of Attalus III
61 Celestial Comet 305BC Broom Star, China
60 Celestial Comet 340BC Comet coincided with storm at Corinth
59 Celestial Comet 345BC Timoleon's Torch; a 'Mane-shaped' comet changed into a spear
58 Celestial Comet 361BC Broom Star, China
54 Celestial Tunguska-like event 373BC (Win.) Great Comet like a flaming torch before great earthquake and tsunami that swallowed entire cities in Greece
53 Society War 405BC Battle of Aegospotami, obliteration of Athenian navy, end of Peloponnesian War
52 Celestial Comet 425BC (Win.) Comet during the plague of Athens
51 Celestial Comet 433BC Broom Star, China
49 Celestial Comet 466BC Meteorite falls at Aegospotami while bright comet is passing; Halley
48 Society War 479BC Aug. Battle of Plataea
47 Society People 449BC Herodotus Writes The Histories
46 Celestial Comet 469BC Broom Star observed in China
45 Society War 480BC Sep. Battle of Salamis between Persians and Greeks; Xerxes, Themistocles,
44 Celestial Comet 480BC Sep. Horn shaped Comet, Battle of Salamis
43 Celestial Comet 481BC Oct. Sparkling star, Bushy Star observed in China
42 Celestial Comet 482BC Oct. Bushy Star observed in China
41 Celestial Comet 500BC Broom Star, China
40 Celestial Comet 516BC Broom Star, China
39 Celestial Comet 525BC (Win.) Bushy Star, Antares, China
38 Celestial Comet 532BC (Spr.) Comet or nova in Aquarius, China
37 Celestial Comet 137BC May 28 Sparkling star in Hercules 'as if the Sun appeared at night' observed by Babylonians, Chinese, poss. Romans
36 Celestial Comet 137BC Apr. 9 Circumpolar Sparkling Star in Hydra observed by Chinese
35 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC Destruction of Corinth
34 Celestial Comet 146BC Oct. Broom star, Bushy star observed in China
33 Celestial Comet 146BC Aug. Tangle Star observed in China
32 Celestial Comet 146BC May 13 Broom Star observed in China
31 Celestial Comet 154BC Jan. Broom Star observed in China
30 Celestial Comet 172BC Tailed Star Comet observed in China
29 Celestial Comet 204BC Aug. 14 Sparkling or Bushy Star near Arcturus
28 Celestial Comet 210BC Jun. Comet in the process of breaking up: "surrounded by stars"
27 Celestial Comet 214BC Aug. Bright Star, Broom star in the West
26 Celestial Comet 234BC Jan. Broom Star, and a great fall of fire, observed in China and Babylon
25 Celestial Comet 238BC May Broom Star stretched across the heavens, China
24 Celestial Comet 148BC Apr. 29 Comet, Bushy star; observed in China
23 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC (Spr.) Third Punic War, Siege of Carthage
22 Celestial Comet 153BC Feb. Tailed Star Comet observed in China
21 Celestial Comet 154BC Sep. Broom Star observed in China
20 Celestial Comet 611BC Aug. Broom Star Great Bear, Big Dipper - possible Halley's sighting?
19 Celestial Comet 632BC Broom Star, Auriga
18 Celestial Comet 157BC Oct. 2 Sparkling star with "trunk laid straight" observed in Babylon and China
17 Celestial Comet 162BC Feb. 6 Comet like a celestial magnolia tree observed in China; possibly Halley's
16 Celestial Comet 162BC Sep. 5 Comet, and meteor observed in Babylon
15 Celestial Comet 163BC Sep. Comet Halley observed from Babylon and possibly Rome
14 Society War 196BC Second Macedonian War
13 Society Massacre 202BC Oct. 19 Battle of Zama, Scipio Africanus vs Hannibal
11 Society Massacre 214BC Siege of Syracuse, Death of Archimedes
10 Society War 214BC First Macedonian War
9 Celestial Comet 240BC May Broom star; Comet Halley
7 Society Massacre 216BC Aug. 2 Battle of Cannae, Roman army massacred by Hannibal
6 Society War 218BC Second Punic War
5 Society War 264BC First Punic War
4 Celestial Comet 303BC Broom Star, China, also recorded on the Parian marble of Greece
3 Society War 340BC Latin War, Battle of Vesuvius, duel of Titus Manlius, Devotio of Decius Mus