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ID Category Subcategory Date Summary
1295 Celestial Other 394BC "Meteoric lights, beams" at Battle of Cnidus
5425 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2800BC Bell-Beaker maritime culture, spread over Europe, emerged from the lower Rhine and North Sea regions
435 Society Mass Migration 186BC Gauls who had crossed the Alps into Italy were expelled without a battle
511 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 217BC Light was suddenly withdrawn, and the Calabrian mariners, plunged in darkness
1465 Geology Earthquake 49BC "Bellowing" earthquakes in Rome
5216 Society Prodigy 332BC "Bloody bread", vision of Apollo leaving city during siege of Tyre
4529 Celestial Falling Fire 60AD "Chariots and troops" appear amongst the clouds
4552 Society Human Prodigies 66AD "Divine fury" makes man shout "Woe, woe to Jerusalem!"
2837 Celestial Falling Fire 307BC "Fall of fire" observed by Babylonians
2838 Celestial Fire in the sky 300BC "Fall of fire" observed by Babylonians
2729 Celestial Fire in the sky 233BC "Fall of fire" observed by Babylonians
1324 Environment Plasma Event 223BC "Heaven on fire"; aurora?
5227 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 707BC "Shield" falls from the sky during pestilence
5207 Society Mass sickness 379BC "Supernatural disaster", turmoils and fears causing panic and discord in Carthage
5243 Archeology Dating Evidence 7250BC 'Ain Ghazal Neolithic site near Amman, Jordan, settled
5479 Celestial Falling Fire 137BC 'Fall of fire' from the sky observed in Babylon
5484 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 137BC 'Many places shattered by lightning'; praetor M. Claudius burst into flames from a thunderbolt
1307 Celestial Tunguska-like event 113BC 'Night-suns’ seen in the consulship of Gaius Caccilius and Gnaeus Papirius
4989 Celestial Comet 607AD Feb. 28 1P/Halley returns
1471 Environment Strong Winds 67AD Oct. 23 A "divine storm" with strong wind is unleashed during the Siege of Gamala
2815 Celestial Falling Fire 384BC A "fall of fire" recorded in Babylon
2822 Celestial Falling Fire 371BC Jul. A "fall of fire" to the ground observed in Babylon
2821 Celestial Falling Fire 373BC Jul. A "fall of fire". Meteor shower or fireballs? Observed in Babylon
673 Environment Unusual Sounds 56BC A "subterranean tumult" heard in association with earthquake and fireball activity
4972 Celestial Sun activity 814AD A black spot is visible on the sun
669 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 56BC A blaze of light from south to north; fireball
436 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 979AD A blood-red object is seen in the sky with rays of various colors
5478 Society Human Prodigies 147BC A boy with three feet and one hand is born
1230 Celestial Comet 582AD Jan. 15 A bright comet is seen with a long tail like smoke
5011 Celestial Comet 768AD (Spr.) A broom star appears in the northeast during spring
642 Celestial Comet 390AD Aug. 22 A Comet appears
496 Celestial Comet 905AD Oct. 20 A comet appears
1704 Celestial Comet 607AD Oct. 21 A comet appears - Halleys?
503 Celestial Comet 995AD Aug. A comet appears - Halleys?
4260 Celestial Comet 595AD Jan. 9 A comet is seen
1710 Celestial Comet 60AD A comet is seen for an entire year
4718 Celestial Comet 563AD Oct. 1 A comet like a sword appears
722 Celestial Comet 400AD Mar. 19 A comet of extraordinary magnitude
1653 Celestial Comet 817AD Feb. 5 A comet resembling a sword is seen
1406 Celestial Comet 60AD A comet runs across half the sky for six months
137 Celestial Comet 676AD Aug. 15 A comet with a "pillar of radiant flame" visible for three months
725 Celestial Comet 539AD Dec. A comet with goodly length and very sharp at the point appears
1327 Environment Animal Prodigies 215BC A cow gave birth to a horse
4400 Celestial Other 806AD Jun. 3 A cross appears in the moon
1560 Environment Animal Prodigies 367AD A donkey mounts the tribunal
4902 Society Human Prodigies 390AD A dwarf and a giant and other prodigies appear at the same time as the comet of 390
2078 Celestial Falling Fire 586AD A fiery globe falls from the sky
4508 Environment Unusual Fire 358AD Aug. 23 A fire rages for fifty days and nights
5620 Society Expiation 215BC A Gaulish man and a Gaulish woman and a Greek man and a Greek woman were buried alive under the Forum Boarium
4526 Environment Plasma Event 60AD A great light at night as bright as day for half an hour
4531 Environment Strange Sounds 60AD A great quaking and sound of a great multitude is heard
4948 Society Mass Death 676AD A heavy pestilence follows the comet's appearance
4527 Environment Animal Prodigies 60AD A heifer gives birth to a lamb
434 Society Human Prodigies 186BC A hermaphrodite about twelve years old was discovered, and by order of the soothsayers was put to death
2892 Geology Landslide 563AD A landslide causing a tsunami, 8 meters high, wipes out the old city of Geneva
400 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 74BC Apr. 7 A large meteor in the process of breaking up is is sighted in China
2080 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 590AD A lunar eclipse is observed in Burgundy
4528 Other Other 60AD A massive, heavy gate opens all by itself
697 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 52BC A meteor from south to east
4516 Society Sack or Destruction of City 539AD Dec. A mighty hunnic army plunders city of Cassandria and leads away one hundred and twenty thousand captives
134 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 1034BC (Spr.) A new star appears near the North Star, comet or nova; observed in China
4937 Society Mass sickness 400AD A pestilence strikes as has never occurred before within the memory of man
2939 Society Mass Death 29BC A pestilential disease carries off the greatest part of the multitude
504 Society Mass Death 270AD Aug. A plague causes widespread death
2782 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 120BC Jun. 1 A quaking from the sky during comet passage reported by Babylonians
1321 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 223BC A river in Picenum the color of blood
612 Environment Unusual Weather 814AD A severe storm occurs at Aix-la-Chapelle palace and basilica
2081 Celestial Solar Eclipse 592AD Mar. 19 A solar eclipse is observed from dawn to midday
2086 Celestial Solar Eclipse 603AD Aug. 12 A solar eclipse is observed when Bertoald was mayor of the palace to Theuderic
1220 Celestial Solar Eclipse 563AD Oct. 3 A solar eclipse with the sun discolored as sackcloth
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
5337 Environment Unusual Weather 163BC A tempestuous storm destroyed buildings and created carnage on the land
1280 Celestial Comet 49BC A terrifying star during the war between Pompey and Caesar
505 Environment Plasma Event 375AD Nov. 19 A thunderbolt strikes Sirmium
2750 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 166BC Aug. A torch crossed the sky; fireball observed from Babylon to Rome
4518 Geology Earthquake 331AD A very severe earthquake in Salamis/Cyprus kills a considerabe number
670 Environment Animal Prodigies 56BC A wolf entered Rome
5151 Archeology Climate Evidence 2300BC Abrupt Climate Change Syria and Palestine
5474 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 147BC Acidity spike in Greenland ice core; persistent red sky phenonomenon reported
5163 Archeology Climate Evidence 2300BC Adverse Climate Changes in Anatolia and Cyprus
5171 Environment Drought 2300BC Adverse Climate Changes in Egypt, desertification
5170 Society Mass Death 2300BC Adverse Climate Changes in Egypt, dynasty collapse, severe famine, cannibalism
5153 Archeology Climate Evidence 2300BC Adverse Climate Changes Mesopotamia/Iran
5583 Society People 230BC Aemilia Tertia AKA Aemilia Paulla; grandmother of the Gracchi, great grandmother of Fulvia
5432 Archeology Cultural Evidence 3500BC Afanasevo culture, south Siberia, Altai mountains, mixed Europoid, wheel, metals, Tarim mummies
5623 Society Politics 494BC Agitation of impoverished plebs; Titus Lartius unsuccessfully advocated measures to relieve the plebs from the burdens of debt
5387 Archeology Dating Evidence 2350BC Akkadian Empire created by Sargon controlled Mesopotamia, the Levant, and parts of Iran
5302 Society People 356BC Jul. 20 Alexander III of Macedon, the Great
2929 Society People 333BC Mar. Alexander solves the Gordian Knot
5217 Society Sack or Destruction of City 332BC Alexander's Siege of Tyre
4521 Geology Earthquake 67AD (Win.) Amazing concussions and bellowings of the earth
2076 Society Mass sickness 585AD An army is defeated by sickness
1881 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 5BC An earthquake destroys old Nisa and the settlements east of Bagir
2233 Geology Earthquake 19AD An earthquake killed more than 100,000 people
4517 Society Famine 331AD An extremely severe famine in the east causes lootings
2149 Society Mass Death 333AD An innumerable multitude perish from pestilence and famine in Syria and Cilicia
118 Society People 532AD Jan. An insurrection breaks out unexpectedly in Byzantinum. Procopius describes a "disease of the soul" amongst people of "factions".
5229 Society People 610BC Anaximander
5230 Society People 585BC Anaximenes of Miletus
5442 Archeology Mass Migration Evidence 3200BC Ancient Irish ancestors came from Middle East, Pontic steppe
5434 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2000BC Andronovo culture in W. Siberia, W. Asiatic steppes; early Indo-Aryans/Iranians; Cimmerians and Saka/Scythians; Thracians
2357 Society Prodigy 137BC Aug. Animal prodigies observed in Rome
490 Celestial Solar Eclipse 733AD Aug. 14 Annular solar eclipse
614 Celestial Solar Eclipse 360AD Aug. 28 Annular Solar Eclipse of 360
5589 Society People 125BC Antiochus of Ascalon; Middle Platonism
5307 Society People 310BC Apollonius of Rhodes, author of the Argonautica, librarian at Alexandria, Homeric scholar
5503 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 89BC Appearance of new lakes, disappearance of rivers and springs in Asia Minor
5304 Society People 316BC Arcesilaus, founder of the Middle Academy and Academic skepticism; opposed Stoics
5349 Archeology Epigraphic Evidence 715BC Archaeologists Find Biblical-Era Seal Of King Hezekiah In Jerusalem; winged sun and ankhs
5310 Society People 680BC Archilochus: earliest known Greek author to compose almost entirely on the theme of his own emotions and experiences
5309 Society People 289BC Archimedes: mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer
5362 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1185BC Areas in Mesopotamia that marginally survived Late Bronze Age collapse
2079 Society People 588AD Arian Goths are forced to be baptized and Arian books are burnt
5303 Society People 300BC Aristo of Chios, stoic and companion of Zeno of Citium
5687 Society Assassination 44BC Mar. 13 Assassination of Julius Caesar, the archetypal model of the passion of Jesus Christ
5521 Society Assassination 52BC Assassination of Popularist Publius Clodius Pulcher by Milo; mob violence overtakes Rome; Pompey takes charge
5311 Society Assassination 578BC Assassination of Tarquinius by the sons of Ancus Marcius
5347 Society War 701BC Assyrian Siege of Jerusalem; a calamity has come down from the Lord
4165 Society Laws and legal system 52AD Astrologers are expelled from Italy
5327 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 168BC At Anagnia it rained earth
5328 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 168BC At Calatia in public land for three days and two nights blood flowed
5333 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 163BC At Formiae two suns were seen during the day.
5335 Environment Fall of Unusual Objects 163BC At Gabiae it rained milk
5341 Environment Plasma Event 166BC At Tarracina, three women seated in the Temple of Minerva killed by lightning; Many places at Cassinum were shattered by lightning
2669 Environment Unusual Weather 415BC (Aut.) Athens launches attack on Syracuse during terrible storm
2843 Environment Insect Infestation 285BC Attack of locusts in Babylon
2728 Environment Insect Infestation 238BC Attack of locusts in Babylon
2731 Environment Insect Infestation 227BC May Attack of locusts in Babylon
5683 Society Politics 57BC Aulus Gabinius, (consul 58 BC) proconsul of Syria (57 BC); supporter of both Pompey and Caesar
5527 Society People 120BC Aurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar; ideal Roman matron
4914 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 919AD (Win.) Aurora over Kievan Rus' and Byzantium
5089 Society Politics 727BC Babylon rebels against Assyria
5438 Archeology Cultural Evidence 3000BC Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex civilisation of Central Asia; monumental structures; evidence of wheeled transport
5501 Celestial Falling Fire 91BC Ball of fire rolled down to earth, carried from the land to the East, covered the sun
4717 Society War 31BC Sep. 2 Battle of Actium
53 Society War 405BC Battle of Aegospotami, obliteration of Athenian navy, end of Peloponnesian War
5493 Society Massacre 102BC Battle of Aquae Sextiae
5265 Society Massacre 293BC Battle of Aquilonia; Romans vs. Samnites
5611 Society Massacre 105BC Oct. 6 Battle of Arausio: catastrophic loss of entire Roman army caused by Quintus Servilius Caepio
1384 Society Mass Death 331BC Oct. 1 Battle of Arbela or Gaugamela, death of Darius, end of Persian Empire
2642 Environment Unusual Weather 480BC Aug. 13 Battle of Artemisium: 1/3 of Persian fleet destroyed by 3 day storm
5267 Society Massacre 305BC Battle of Bovianum, end of second Samnite War, Rome acquires more territory
7 Society Massacre 216BC Aug. 2 Battle of Cannae, Roman army massacred by Hannibal
5510 Society War 86BC Battle of Chaeronea; Sulla over Archelaus
5691 Society War 52BC (Spr.) Battle of Gergovia: Julius Caesar vs Vercingetorix; the Gauls won
5358 Society War 1274BC Battle of Kadesh and subsequent peace treaty
5274 Society War 499BC Battle of Lake Regillus; thirty cities revolt against Rome
1393 Society Massacre 217BC Jun. 24 Battle of Lake Trasimene; Hannibal massacres Roman army
5268 Society Massacre 310BC Battle of Lake Vadimo; Romans vs. Etruscans; Rome acquires more territory
5573 Society War 190BC Battle of Magnesia: Rome vs Antiochus III
5195 Society Massacre 490BC Sep. 12 Battle of Marathon
2638 Celestial Tunguska-like event 490BC Sep. 12 Battle of Marathon Divine Intervention
5580 Society War 207BC Battle of Metaurus: Gaius Claudius Nero (consul 207 BC) & Marcus Livius Salinator defeated (and killed) Hasdrubal
5518 Society War 83BC Battle of Mount Tifata; First Roman Civil War
5607 Society War 45BC Mar. 17 Battle of Munda; Caesar fights for his life among the ranks
5511 Society War 85BC Battle of Orchomenus; Sulla over Archelaus; Sulla's settlement
1472 Society War 48BC Aug. 9 Battle of Pharsalus; Julius Caesar defeats Pompeius Magnus
48 Society War 479BC Aug. Battle of Plataea
2647 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 479BC Aug. Battle of Plataea: apparition of Athena
5325 Society Massacre 168BC Jun. 22 Battle of Pydna: Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Corculum against Perseus of Macedon
5574 Society War 217BC Jun. 22 Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt vs Antiochus III; one of the largest battles of the ancient world
5606 Society War 48BC Battle of Ruspina: Caesar vs. Titus Labienus, the traitor
45 Society War 480BC Sep. Battle of Salamis between Persians and Greeks; Xerxes, Themistocles,
5286 Environment Unusual Weather 377BC Battle of Satricum interrupted by severe rainstorm
5588 Society War 46BC Feb. 7 Battle of Thapsus: Caesar vs Optimates/Metellus Scipio
5269 Society War 321BC Battle of the Caudine Forks, humiliation of the Romans by Samnites
5520 Society Massacre 82BC Nov. Battle of the Colline Gate; Samnites and Populares slaughtered by Sulla
5645 Society War 477BC Battle of the Cremera; 306 men of the Fabii gens sacrificed by the Veientes.
2699 Environment Hail 341BC Battle of the Crimisus
2900 Society War 580BC Battle of the Sagra: Apparition of the Dioscuri
5251 Society Massacre 218BC Dec. 21 Battle of the Trebia, Roman army massacred by Hannibal
5560 Society War 191BC Battle of Thermopylae: Rome vs. Antiochus III
5492 Society Massacre 101BC Battle of Vercellae
13 Society Massacre 202BC Oct. 19 Battle of Zama, Scipio Africanus vs Hannibal
5696 Society War 480BC Battle with Veii; consul killed
1475 Environment Animal Prodigies 48BC Aug. 9 Bees swarming military standards in the camp of Pompey; sacrificial victims ran away
2276 Celestial Wrath of God 636AD Aug. 15 Before the Battle of Yarmouk, 52.000 in the army of Heraclius die "by the sword of God"
5352 Society Science 747BC Beginning of Babylonian Astronomical Diaries recording 21 years of instability of the orbit of Venus
5351 Society Science 747BC Beginning of Babylonian Chronicles; first step in development of ancient historiography
5664 Society People 63BC Sep. 23 Birth of Gaius Octavius, future 1st emperor of Rome; Imperātor Caesar Dīvī Fīlius Augustus
1420 Society Human Prodigies 359AD Birth of two-headed infant
1294 Celestial Sun activity 349BC Bloody chasm in the sky, fire falling, aurora?
2778 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 123BC Bright meteor flashed from west to east
2803 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 83BC Sep. Bright meteor observed in Babylon
2836 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 309BC Bright meteor with a tail observed by Babylonians
2759 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 141BC Mar. Bright meteor with a tail observed by Babylonians
2840 Celestial Fire in the sky 292BC May Bright meteor with a tail, lighted up the ground, "let loose its flame", observed by Babylonians
2842 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 285BC Bright meteor, and "fall of fire" observed by Babylonians
2748 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 169BC Jul. 20 Bright meteor/fireball observed in Babylon
517 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 217BC Bright meteors shot against Italy from the direction of Africa
27 Celestial Comet 214BC Aug. Bright Star, Broom star in the West
20 Celestial Comet 611BC Aug. Broom Star Great Bear, Big Dipper - possible Halley's sighting?
46 Celestial Comet 469BC Broom Star observed in China
31 Celestial Comet 154BC Jan. Broom Star observed in China
21 Celestial Comet 154BC Sep. Broom Star observed in China
32 Celestial Comet 146BC May 13 Broom Star observed in China
25 Celestial Comet 238BC May Broom Star stretched across the heavens, China
26 Celestial Comet 234BC Jan. Broom Star, and a great fall of fire, observed in China and Babylon
19 Celestial Comet 632BC Broom Star, Auriga
34 Celestial Comet 146BC Oct. Broom star, Bushy star observed in China
40 Celestial Comet 516BC Broom Star, China
41 Celestial Comet 500BC Broom Star, China
51 Celestial Comet 433BC Broom Star, China
58 Celestial Comet 361BC Broom Star, China
61 Celestial Comet 305BC Broom Star, China
170 Celestial Comet 296BC Broom Star, China
4 Celestial Comet 303BC Broom Star, China, also recorded on the Parian marble of Greece
9 Celestial Comet 240BC May Broom star; Comet Halley
5397 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1250BC Bryges or Briges related to Phrygians, migrated to Balkans from Lausitz culture of Poland
5413 Archeology Cultural Evidence 6300BC Bug-Dniester culture, Moldavia and Ukraine
2278 Society Mass Death 630AD Bulgars are chased out of Pannonia and killed by Bavarians
64 Celestial Comet 135BC Jul. 3 Bushy Star
135 Celestial Comet 974BC Mar. Bushy Star Comet in the north polar region; observed in China
106 Celestial Comet 102BC Bushy Star in Bootes observed in China
104 Celestial Comet 108BC Bushy Star in Canis Minor, Gemini observed in China
101 Celestial Comet 110BC Bushy Star in Gemini, Ursa Major, observed in China and Babylon
42 Celestial Comet 482BC Oct. Bushy Star observed in China
39 Celestial Comet 525BC (Win.) Bushy Star, Antares, China
212 Celestial Comet 61BC Jul. 24 Bushy Star, sparkling star, eastern quarter; observed in China
205 Celestial Nova 69BC Jan. 27 Bushy Star, Sparkling Star, western quarter near Venus; possible nova observed by Chinese
5711 Society Politics 45BC Caecilia Metella wife of Publius Cornelius Lentulus Spinther; affair with Publius Cornelius Dolabella; divorce scandal
5305 Society People 310BC Callimachus, catalogued the library at Alexandria
5567 Society Politics 59BC Calpurnia Piso, marries Julius Caesar
5411 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1280BC Canegrate Culture, Northern Italy; first migratory wave of the proto-Celts
5264 Society Massacre 291BC Capture and colonization of Venusia by Romans
2899 Society Mass Death 396BC (Sum.) Carthaginian plague during war against Sicily
5431 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2800BC Catacomb culture, Ukraine, corded ware pottery, polished battle axe, cranial deformation
5422 Archeology Cultural Evidence 7500BC Çatalhöyük, southern Anatolia, proto-city, trade network
5659 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 3 Catilinarian 'conspirators' arrested; Cicero cannot conceal his glee
5536 Society People 234BC Cato the Elder
501 Society Mass Death 986AD Cattle and human pestilence
2785 Environment Animal Mass Death 112BC Cattle pestilence in Babylon
5714 Society Politics 458BC Census at Rome
5256 Geology Earthquake 198BC Chalcis-on-Belus in northern Syria swallowed by earthquake
2365 Environment Unusual Fire 642AD Chalon is burnt to the ground
5698 Society Laws and legal system 471BC Change in law of tribune elections to eliminate aristocratic manipulation
5259 Geology Volcanic Eruption 198BC Chasm opened in Lelantine Plain, Euboea, erupting a river of fiery lava
5460 Archeology Cultural Evidence 6000BC Choga Mami, Samarran culture site, S. Iraq; first evidence of canal irrigation
5733 Society Politics 50BC (Spr.) Cicero deals with Brutus' financial scandal: extorting Cypriot communities
5661 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 10 Cicero denounced as a tyrant for the Catilinarian affair, posts a bill for subsidized grain distribution to regain popularity
5662 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 29 Cicero gives up his consulship, jeered by the crowd.
5652 Society Politics 63BC Feb. Cicero rejects Caesar's Land Reform/support for Veterans bill
5660 Society Politics 63BC Dec. 5 Cicero's Bona Dea miracle/conspiracy Fourth Catilinarian Oration; Caesar and Cato speak; executions
5293 Society People 519BC Cincinnatus, patrician opponent of justice and equality under the law
429 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 806AD Aug. 30 Circle around the Sun
36 Celestial Comet 137BC Apr. 9 Circumpolar Sparkling Star in Hydra observed by Chinese
4524 Geology Earthquake 60AD Cities are destroyed by an earthquake during visit of a comet
5361 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1190BC Cities of Anatolia destroyed during Late Bronze Age collapes; many never re-occupied
5360 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1190BC Cities of Cyprus destroyed during Late Bronze Age collapse
5359 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1189BC Cities of the Levant destroyed by fire during Late Bronze Age collapse
5628 Society Politics 495BC Civil discord at Rome due to debt slavery and extreme poverty; plebs refuse military service
5505 Society Politics 82BC Civil war: Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, dictator of Rome
1317 Environment Unusual Sounds 101BC Clanging armor, trumpet sounds from sky, Battle of Vercellae
1318 Environment Strange Sounds 104BC Clanging armour and the sounding of a trumpet were heard from the sky
5586 Society People 45BC Claudia Pulchra Major, first wife of Brutus, divorced by him to marry Porcia Catonis
5597 Society Politics 59BC Clodia Metelli Quadrantaria; sister of Publius Clodius Pulcher, enemy of Cicero; suspected of poisoning her husband, Metellus Celer
5646 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1150BC Collapse of the Terramare culture in northern Italy; settlements abandoned for several centuries
5614 Society Laws and legal system 394AD College of the Vestals was disbanded and the sacred fire extinguished
2906 Geology Volcanic Eruption 478BC Colonists abandon island of Pithecussae due to volcanic eruptions
5701 Archeology War/Battle Evidence 1250BC Colossal Bronze Age battle in Germany on Tollense River near Baltic Sea; unprecedented warfare; warriors from all over Europe
63 Celestial Comet 136BC Sep. 22 Comet 'spread out to unlimited size'; beginning of the reign of Attalus III
2880 Celestial Comet 94BC Comet and eclipse of Posidonius
1759 Celestial Comet 684AD Sep. 6 Comet blamed for months of heavy rain, lightning, and deaths of many people and animals
97 Celestial Comet 120BC Feb. Comet burned brightly, filled a quarter of the heavens, sky seemed to be on fire
60 Celestial Comet 340BC Comet coincided with storm at Corinth
713 Celestial Comet 104BC Jul. 19 Comet during eclipse, Posidonius
52 Celestial Comet 425BC (Win.) Comet during the plague of Athens
15 Celestial Comet 163BC Sep. Comet Halley observed from Babylon and possibly Rome
107 Celestial Comet 87BC Aug. 10 Comet Halley observed in Babylon and China
28 Celestial Comet 210BC Jun. Comet in the process of breaking up: "surrounded by stars"
17 Celestial Comet 162BC Feb. 6 Comet like a celestial magnolia tree observed in China; possibly Halley's
1253 Celestial Comet 674BC Oct. Comet observed by Babylonians
634 Celestial Comet 336AD Feb. 16 Comet of unusual size seen across the world
5496 Celestial Fire in the sky 94BC Comet or fireball observed in Rome; whole sky 'ablaze'
38 Celestial Comet 532BC (Spr.) Comet or nova in Aquarius, China
2544 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 147BC Aug. Comet shone brightly as fiery, reddish circle; persistently red sky; observed from Babylon to Rome
16 Celestial Comet 162BC Sep. 5 Comet, and meteor observed in Babylon
133 Celestial Comet 1059BC Comet, broom star with tail observed in China
24 Celestial Comet 148BC Apr. 29 Comet, Bushy star; observed in China
1441 Celestial Comet 63BC Comet: A fiery javelin stretched to the sky from the west; firebrands seen in the west in the night time
615 Celestial Comet 363AD Aug. Comets are seen during the day, other bad omens
5647 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC Complete destruction of the city of Carthage by Scipio Aemilianus; Rome flooded with slaves
5380 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10800BC Comprehensive Analysis of Impact Spherules Supports Theory of Cosmic Impact 12,800 Years Ago
5537 Society Politics 495BC Conflict of the Orders develops; political struggle between the Plebeians (commoners) and Patricians (aristocrats)
5400 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2900BC Corded Ware culture, Battle Axe Culture, Single Grave Culture; major north and central European culture from the Rhine to the Volga; related to Yamna
5487 Environment Plant Prodigies 135BC Corn grows on trees
5226 Society Laws and legal system 272BC Creation of the Hebrew Bible Primary History
5394 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2600BC Cretan hieroglyphs, artefacts of Minoans
5409 Archeology Cultural Evidence 6000BC Cucuteni-Trypillian culture centered on modern-day Moldova with small villages to "vast settlements"
2274 Society People 628AD Dagobert I is praised for his prosperous rule of Austrasia
5160 Archeology Dating Evidence 1650BC Dating the Eruption of Thera
410 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 188BC Daytime darkness sets in at Rome
5539 Society Mass sickness 365BC Deadly pestilence strikes Rome killing many important people including Camillus
5665 Society Politics 14AD Aug. 19 Death of Augustus
5556 Society Politics 46BC Apr. Death of Cato the Younger, sworn enemy of Caesar
5666 Society Politics 30BC Aug. 12 Death of Cleopatra VII Philopator, Queen of Egypt, mistress/wife of Marcus Antonius
5667 Society Politics 49BC Death of Curio, supporter of Caesar, husband of Fulvia
5569 Society Politics 42BC Oct. 3 Death of Gaius Cassius Longinus: leader of the assassination plot against Julius Caesar
5596 Society Politics 45BC Apr. 12 Death of Gnaeus Pompeius the younger; executed by Lucius Caesennius Lento for treason
5663 Society Politics 13BC Death of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, supporter of Caesar, triumvir with Antony and Octavian