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§Of World Interest

June 29 — A solar eclipse is noted by Marcellinus Comes.



The eruptions of Mount Vesuvius in 512 were so severe that those inhabiting the slopes of Vesuvius were granted exemption from taxes by Theodoric the Great, the Gothic king of Italy.

§Byzantine Empire

Emperor Anastasius I ends a period of moderate eclectic policy, and starts strongly favoring his own monophysitist beliefs.


The island nation of Usan-guk is conquered by the Korean Silla Dynasty general Lee Sabu.

§Middle East


Earliest known dated text in the Arabic alphabet, at Zebed in Syria.


  • Flavian II, Patriarch of Antioch, is deposed and replaced with Severus.


  • Empress Dowager Wang Baoming


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