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Grand Unified Timeline events from 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.

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     800 B.C.E. - 501 B.C.E. 

798 B.C.E.

  • Death of Jehoahaz. Jehoash becomes king of Israel. (2 Kings)

796 B.C.E.

  • Death of Joash. Amaziah becomes king of Judah. (2 Kings)

783 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Azariah to Amaziah and his unnamed wife. (2 Kings)

782 B.C.E.

  • Death of Jehoash. Jeroboam II ben Jehoash becomes king of Israel. (2 Kings)

776 B.C.E.

Between 782 and 767 B.C.E.

  • Amos foretells doom. An earthquake occurs in Canaan. (Book of Amos)

767 B.C.E.

  • Death of Amaziah. Azariah becomes king of Judah. (2 Kings)

765 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Jotham to Azariah ben Amaziah and Jerusha bat Zadok. (2 Kings)

753 B.C.E.

  • Death of Jeroboam II. Zechariah becomes king of Israel. (2 Kings)
  • Twins Romulus and Remus, descendants of Aeneas, found the city of Rome. Romulus later kills his brother in an argument. (The Varronian Chronicle)

752 B.C.E.

  • Death of Zechariah. Shallum becomes king of Israel. (2 Kings)
  • Shallum dies shortly after taking the throne. Menahem becomes king of Israel. (2 Kings)
  • Birth of Ahaz to Jotham and his unnamed wife. (2 Kings)

Prior to 740 B.C.E.

  • Isaiah ben Amoz predicts doom for Israel and Judah. (Book of Isaiah)

742 B.C.E.

  • Death of Menahem. Pekahiah becomes king of Israel. (2 Kings)

741 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Hezekiah to Ahaz ben Jotham and Abi bat Zechariah. (2 Kings)

740 B.C.E.

  • Death of Azariah. Jotham becomes king of Judah. (2 Kings)
  • Death of Pekahiah. Pekah becomes king of Israel. During his reign, Israel loses significant territory to king Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria. (2 Kings)
  • Isaiah has a vision of God. (Book of Isaiah)

732 B.C.E.

  • Death of Jotham. Ahaz becomes king of Judah. (2 Kings)
  • Hoshea ben Elah assassinates Pekah and becomes king of Israel. (2 Kings)

723 B.C.E.

  • King Shalmaneser V of Assyria and Babylon annexes Israel, and later crushes it and deports it inhabitants to Babylon when he discovers that Hoshea has been conspiring with Pharaoh Bakenranef to launch a counterattack on Assyria. (2 Kings)

Between 732 B.C.E. and 716 B.C.E.

  • Isaiah foretells the birth of the Messiah, an invasion by Assyria, the revival of Israel, and doom for the surrounding countries. (Book of Isaiah)

716 B.C.E.

  • Death of Ahaz. Hezekiah becomes king of Judah. (2 Kings)

711 B.C.E.

708 B.C.E.

  • Isaiah foretells the fall of Egypt and Ethiopia to Assyria, as well as further doom. (Book of Isaiah)

702 B.C.E.

  • Judah is sacked by Sennacherib I of Assyria. King Hezekiah rejects a peace treaty on the advice of Isaiah, and general Rabshakeh is then recalled to deal with a war Sennacherib has started with Ethiopia. (2 Kings, Book of Isaiah)
  • Hezekiah suffers an illness, but recovers in time to receive a delegation from king Marduk-apple-iddina II of Babylon. Isaiah foretells the fall of Judah to Babylon; then, for a change of pace, he foretells how Israel will recover from the upcoming doom and how great Cyrus will be. (2 Kings, Book of Isaiah)

699 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Manasseh to Hezekiah ben Ahaz and Hephzibah. (2 Kings)

687 B.C.E.

  • Death of Hezekiah. Manasseh becomes king of Judah. He continues Judah's sinning, which would have serious repercussions down the line. (2 Kings)

681 B.C.E.

665 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Amon to Manasseh ben Hezekiah and Meshullemeth bat Haruz. (2 Kings)

649 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Josiah to Amon ben Manasseh and Jedidah bat Adaiah. (2 Kings)

643 B.C.E.

  • Gigantion is pulled into another universe by the expansionist Planet X, whose inhabitants intend to strip it of resources. The inhabitants of Gigantion use their Cyber Planet Key to enlarge both their planet and themselves (but not the resident Mini-Cons) and defeat the forces of Planet X. Planet X's last survivors, Sideways and Soundwave, sell their sparks to Unicron in exchange for revenge on Gigantion (Transformers Cybertron).
  • At some point, the Gigantion Mini-Cons Jolt, Reverb, and Six-Speed accidentally end up on an interdimensional starship during a game of hide and seek, and wind up in the universe from which Gigantion originally came. They are found and adopted by Vector Prime (Transformers Cybertron)
  • Death of Manasseh. Amon becomes king of Judah. (2 Kings)

642 B.C.E.

  • The Vedran Empire becomes the Systems Commonwealth. Coronation Year becomes Commonwealth Year. (4279 CY) (Andromeda)

641 B.C.E.

  • Amon is assassinated by his servants, but the conspirators are then killed by the people of Judah. Josiah ben Amon becomes king of Judah. (2 Kings)

634 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Eliakim (later renamed Jehoiakim) to Josiah ben Amon and Zebidah bat Pedaiah. (2 Kings)

632 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Jehoahaz to Josiah ben Amon and Hamutal bat Jeremiah. (2 Kings)

628 B.C.E.

623 B.C.E.

  • At the command of Josiah, high priest Hilkiah and Shaphan ben Azaliah begin renovations on the Temple of The Ark of the Covenant. While getting the money together to pay the workers, they come across a book of law written by David. (2 Kings)
  • Josiah institutes a series of reforms based on David's book, including the restoration of Passover, widespread iconoclasm, and a ban on human sacrifice. (2 Kings)

622 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Ezekiel to Buzi and an unnamed mother. (Book of Ezekiel Justification )

618 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Zedekiah to Josiah ben Amon and Hamutal bat Jeremiah. (2 Kings)

609 B.C.E.

  • Josiah dies in battle against Egypt at Megiddo. Jehoahaz becomes king of Judah. (2 Kings)
  • Jehoahaz is taken captive by Pharaoh Necho I three months after taking the throne. Egypt installs Jehoiakim as a puppet king of Judah. (2 Kings)

606 B.C.E.

  • Babylonia lays siege to Jerusalem and wrests command of Jehoiakim away from Egypt. Several bright young Hebrews are taken as hostages to Babylon. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (renamed Belteshazzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) manage to gain favour with Nebuchadnezzar II and attain high positions in his court. (Book of Daniel)

605 B.C.E.

  • Jeremiah and Baruch write a scroll containing Jeremiah's teachings, including the prophecy about the fall of Judah to Babylonia. When Jehoiakim gets a hold of the scroll, he burns it over the wishes of his council and orders the deaths of Jeremiah and Baruch, but the prophets escape and write another, more comprehensive scroll. (Book of Jeremiah)

604 B.C.E.

  • Babylonia annexes Judah. (2 Kings)

602 B.C.E.

  • Nebuchadnezzar has a dream foretelling the destruction of Babylonia and the rise of the Persian, Macedonian, and Roman empires. Daniel interprets this dream and in return Nebuchadnezzar makes him the #2 person in the empire. (Book of Daniel)

601 B.C.E.

  • Nebuchadnezzar attempts to expand into Egpyt but fails. Judah rebels against Babylonia and declares independence. (2 Kings)

600 B.C.E.

597 B.C.E.

  • Death of Jehoiakim. Jehoiachin becomes king of Judah. (2 Kings)
  • Jerusalem is sacked by Babylonia, and Jehoiachin is taken to Babylon as a hostage. Zedekiah ben Josiah installed as puppet king of Judah. (2 Kings) Jeremiah ben Hilkiah sends a letter to the Jews in Babylon, advising them to start families and farms, as they'll be there for the next 70 years. (Book of Jeremiah)

593 B.C.E.

  • Before July:
    • Jeremiah foretells that Judah will soon fall to Babylonia, just as Israel did. He advises that the captivity will last 70 years, so the Jews should start families and farms while in Babylonia. (Book of Jeremiah)
    • Jeremiah gives Seraiah ben Neriah a copy of his writings for safe keeping. (Book of Jeremiah)
  • July: Hananiah ben Azzur foretells that the Israelites will be freed from Babylonian captivity within two years. Jeremiah advises him that he's wrong and warns that this false prophecy will result in his death. (Book of Jeremiah)
  • October: Death of Hananiah. (Book of Jeremiah)
  • Arphaxad reinforces Ecbatana and gathers a large army. (Book of Judith)
  • Nebuchadnezzar II steps up his military campaigns. (Book of Judith)

592 B.C.E.

  • June 25: Ezekiel ben Buzi has his first vision of God. Weirdness ensues. (Book of Ezekiel)
  • Japanese swordsmith Masamune gives his son-in-law, Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, a dragon-head katana. (Highlander)

591 B.C.E.

  • August 13: Ezekiel ben Buzi has another vision of God, and condemns hypocritical Jewish leaders. (Book of Ezekiel)

590 B.C.E.

  • July 8: Elders of Israel come to ask Ezekiel what God wants. God rebukes them. (Book of Ezekiel)

589 B.C.E.

  • December 22: Babylonian army sets out for Jerusalem. (Book of Ezekiel)
  • December: Death of Ezekiel's wife. Ezekiel foretells the destruction of the Temple of The Ark of the Covenant and doom for the surrounding countries at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar. (Book of Ezekiel)

588 B.C.E.

587 B.C.E.

  • April 20: Nebuchadnezzar holds a strategy meeting. Holofernes is appointed to put down uprisings in the western part of the empire. (Book of Judith)
  • Jeremiah ben Hilkiah buys a field from his cousin, Hanamel ben Shallum, and hands over the deeds of sale to Baruch ben Neriah. He also foretells the defeat of Zedekiah by Nebuchadnezzar. (Book of Jeremiah)
  • Jeremiah is imprisoned by Zedekiah, but is saved by Ebed-melech, an Ethiopian eunuch. (Book of Jeremiah)

586 B.C.E.

  • March 19: Ezekiel foretells destruction for Tyre. (Book of Ezekiel note )
  • March 25: Ezekiel foretells the fall of Egypt to Babylonia. (Book of Ezekiel)
  • Before June:
    • Judith bat Merari seduces Holofernes and cuts off his head. (Book of Judith)
    • Jeremiah advises Zedekiah to surrender to Nebuchadnezzar and avoid a slaughter. Zedekiah doesn't listen, but officially pardons Jeremiah and allows him to live in Jerusalem. (Book of Jeremiah)
  • June 24: Babylonian forces breach the walls of Jerusalem. Zedekiah and his army flee. The army abandons Zedekiah at Jericho, where he is captured. (2 Kings, Book of Jeremiah)
  • July 21: Nebuzaradan, captain of Nebuchadnezzar's bodyguard, sacks and ruins Jerusalem. (2 Kings, Book of Jeremiah)
  • All the House of Zedekiah is killed by Nebuzaradan, and Zedekiah himself is blinded and tied to a horse to be dragged to Babylon. Most of the remaining Jews join the Israelis in Babylon, though the poorest are given farms and vineyards in exchange for loyalty to Nebuchadnezzar. Gedaliah appointed governor of Judah. (2 Kings, Book of Jeremiah)

585 B.C.E.

  • March 21: Ezekiel again foretells the fall of Egypt to Babylonia. (Book of Ezekiel)

584 B.C.E.

  • February 6: Ezekiel describes just how much Egypt will suffer as a result of the Babylonian conquest. (Book of Ezekiel)
  • Mid-year: God appoints Ezekiel as sentinel of Israel. (Book of Ezekiel)
  • December 21: Ezekiel hears about the fall of Jerusalem. (Book of Ezekiel)

c 583 B.C.E.

  • Ishmael ben Nethaniah assassinates Gedaliah. Remaining Jews flee to Egypt. (2 Kings)

581 B.C.E.

  • March 29: Baruch ben Neriah foretells the hardship the Jews will endure, and the subsequent revival of Israel. (Book of Baruch Justification )
  • April: Baruch begins raising money. (Book of Baruch)
  • May 30: Baruch returns the sacred vessels from Babylon to Jerusalem. He also takes all the money he raised so that high priest Jehoiakim ben Hilkiah can make a massive sacrifice to God to ensure the prosperity and longevity of Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar, thus guaranteeing the continued protection of Babylon to the Jews. (Book of Baruch)

580 B.C.E.

  • The Citadel is (re)discovered by the Asari. (Mass Effect)

572 B.C.E.

  • March 22: Ezekiel ben Buzi has a vision of the restored Jerusalem. (Book of Ezekiel)

570 B.C.E.

  • Babylonian army defeated at Tyre, invades Egypt instead. (Book of Ezekiel)

560 B.C.E.

  • King Amel-Marduk of Babylon releases Jehoiachin from prison and makes him an advisor. (2 Kings)

553 B.C.E.

550 B.C.E.

  • Daniel has a dream about the fall of Babylonia to Persia, the destruction of Persia by Macedonia, and the subsequent collapse of Macedonia into separate kingdoms. (Book of Daniel)

539 B.C.E.

  • Spring or Summer: Babylonia conquered by Persia. (Real Life)
  • Before September: Shahanshah Cyrus the Great of Persia allows the Jews to return to Jerusalem. (Book of Ezra)
  • September: Jewish religious services resume in Jerusalem. (Book of Ezra)

536 B.C.E.

  • Spring: Gabriel tells Daniel about the future kings of Persia, and the rise and fall of Alexander the Great. (Book of Daniel)
  • April: Reconstruction begins on the Temple of the Ark of the Covenant, but Samaritans living in Jerusalem delay its completion for decades. (Book of Ezra)

535 B.C.E.

524 B.C.E.

522 B.C.E.

  • Daniel foretells the completion of the restoration of Jerusalem, as well as the trouble and opposition that Ezra and Nehemiah will face. (Book of Daniel note )

520 B.C.E.

  • August 2: Prophets Haggai and Zechariah calls for rebuilding of the temple to resume, an act approved by Shahanshah Darius I. (Book of Ezra, Book of Haggai)
  • August 25: Construction resumes on the temple. (Book of Ezra, Book of Haggai)
  • September 20: God, speaking through Haggai, promises the restoration of Jerusalem. (Book of Haggai)
  • October: Zechariah ben Berechiah urges the Jews to repent of their sins. (Book of Zehcariah)
  • November 21: Haggai clarifies the rules of cleanliness and foretells doom for the countries surrounding Judah. (Book of Haggai)

519 B.C.E.

518 B.C.E.

  • A Persian prince is tricked into releasing the Sands of Time. Justification  (Prince of Persia The Sands of Time)

515 B.C.E.

  • February 13: Temple of the Ark of the Covenant rebuilt. (Book of Ezra)

507 B.C.E.


     500 B.C.E. - 301 B.C.E. 
500 B.C.E.
  • The Citadel Council is founded by the Asari and Salarians. (Mass Effect)
  • Dream of the Endless has a relationship with the muse Calliope, during which their son, Orpheus, is born. (The Sandman)
  • Hanno the Navigator reports encountering zombies while mapping the west coast of Africa. (The Zombie Survival Guide)

490 B.C.E.

486 B.C.E.

  • Samaritans in Jerusalem accuse the Jews in Jerusalem of being rebellious against the new Shahanshah Xerxes I. (Book of Ezra)

480 B.C.E.

  • Accompanied by 300 of his best soldiers, King Leonidas of Sparta makes a last stand at Thermopylae against a massive Persian army of samurai and giant trolls, led by a ten-foot-tall Xerxes II. (300)

479 B.C.E.

  • A Spartan soldier, taken prisoner after the Battle of Mycale, sells his soul to Ammit the Devourer in order to keep on killing. From that day forth, he is known only as The Spartan. (Aquila)

463 B.C.E.

  • March 9: Mordecai ben Jair has a prophetic dream and successfully warns Artaxerxes I about an assassination attempt. As a reward, Artaxerxes makes Mordecai an official in his court. (Book of Esther)

462 B.C.E.

  • Artaxerxes holds a vast celebration. (Book of Esther)
  • Queen Vashti, wife of Artaxerxes, is banished for failing to show up at the party. Artaxerxes then seeks a new queen. (Book of Esther)

458 B.C.E.

  • March 14: Ezra ben Seraiah, a Jewish scribe, and several other holy men set out from Babylon for Jerusalem with the blessing and money of Shahanshah Artaxerxes I. (Book of Ezra)
  • July 10: Ezra and his group arrive at Jerusalem. Ezra begins administering religious services, using the money provided by Artaxerxes I to buy animals for sacrifice. (Book of Ezra)

455 B.C.E.

  • January: Artaxerxes chooses Esther bat Abihail, cousin of Mordecai, as his new queen. (Book of Esther)
  • Mordecai uncovers another conspiracy against Artaxerxes. (Book of Esther)

453 B.C.E.

  • Mid-March: Haman son of Hammedatha, general of the Persian armies, conspires with Artaxerxes' servants to slaughter all Jews after Mordecai refuses to bow to him. (Book of Esther)
  • March 30: At the request of Haman, Artaxerxes orders all Jews to be killed for supposed rebellion. (Book of Esther)
  • April or May: Esther and Mordecai attempt to reverse Haman's actions. Esther asks Artaxerxes to hold a banquet just for the two of them and Haman. Haman has a gallows built with which to hang Mordecai. (Book of Esther)
  • June 5: Artaxerxes remembers that Mordecai saved his life on a previous occasion, and gives him some more honours. Haman is displeased. (Book of Esther)
  • June 6: At Esther's banquet, Haman's conspiracy comes out, as well as the fact that Esther is a Jew. Artaxerxes has Haman hung on the gallows he had built for Mordecai. Mordecai is given dominion over the House of Haman. (Book of Esther)
  • June 7: Esther has Artaxerxes rescind the order to kill all the Jews. Artaxerxes also passes an order allowing the Jews to defend themselves. (Book of Esther)

452 B.C.E.

446 B.C.E.

  • November: Nehemiah ben Hacaliah, cupbearer to Shahanshah Artaxerxes I, about the destruction of Jerusalem and gets upset. (Book of Nehemiah)

445 B.C.E.

  • March: Artaxerxes appoints Nehemiah governor of Judah. Nehemiah begins work in restoration of Jerusalem and cancels the severe taxes that had been levied on the inhabitants of Judah. (Book of Nehemiah)
  • September 8: Restoration completed on walls of Jerusalem. (Book of Nehemiah)
  • September 13: Ezra restores observation of the law of Moses. (Book of Nehemiah)
  • September 14: Festival of tabernacles reinstated. (Book of Nehemiah)
  • October 6: Ezra and his priests reinstate their covenant with God. (Book of Nehemiah)
  • Ezra and Nehemiah introduce a series of reforms in Judah, which includes bans on working on Saturday and Jews marrying non-Jews. (Book of Ezra, Book of Nehemiah)

413 B.C.E.

  • Birth of Merlin, future Enchanter of Britain, from a virgin and a demon (although he'll take more from the virgin). (Kaamelott)

411 B.C.E.

  • The women of Greece refuse to have sex until the men end the Pelopennesian War. (Lysistrata)

410 B.C.E.

  • Bill and Ted, along with Billy the Kid, land in Ancient Greece. They listen in on one of Socrates's speeches before escorting him into their time traveling phone booth to take him to 1988 C.E. for their history report. (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • June: Socrates, taking a stroll with his friend Glaucon, is on his way to Piraeus for a ritual feast to the honor of Artemis. He is invited home to Polemarchus, another friend of his. Accepting the offer, he spends the night there, discussing justice, politics and in the end how a republic should be run in the most ideal manner. He also relates the Parable of the cave, coining the trope (The Republic).

405 B.C.E.

  • Rescue Aid Society founded by Euripides Mouse. (The Rescuers)

400 B.C.E.

  • Peabody and Sherman rescue Confucius after he is kidnapped by Genghis Khan, inventor of the knock-knock joke. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

4th century B.C.E.

  • The Great Suwa War. A coalition of gods representing the Yamato fight to unify the disparate kingdoms of Japan. Kanako Yasaka defeats rival goddess Suwako Moriya and takes control of the Moriya Shrine, but has difficulty exerting her authority. She and Suwako enter a partnership that will last over two thousand years. (Touhou)

382 B.C.E.

334 B.C.E.

336-323 B.C.E.

  • Alexander the Great decides to try to conquer Westward instead of Eastward. Romans kick Alexander's butt. (Ab Urbe Condita by Livy)

     300 B.C.E. - 101 B.C.E. 

295 B.C.E.

277 B.C.E

  • Estimated birth of Nibbler, a Nibblonian alien. Due to the longevity of his race, Nibbler would still be alive in the 31st century. (Futurama)

247 B.C.E.

230 B.C.E.

  • Flying Snow and Broken Sword attempt to assassinate Qin Shi Huangdi; they fail. (Hero)

227 B.C.E.

  • A nameless assassin tries to kill Qin Shi Huangdi, fails. (Hero)

218 B.C.E.

214 B.C.E.

186 B.C.E.

  • Fourth Great Jedi Schism. Founding of the New Sith Empire by Darth Ruin. Beginning of the New Sith War, lasting a thousand years. (Star Wars)

175 B.C.E.

  • Antiochus IV becomes king of Seleucid Empire and begins a process of hellenisation in Judea. (Book of Maccabees)

170 B.C.E.

  • Antiochus IV conquers Egypt, but allows king Ptolemy IV to remain as a puppet ruler to avoid angering Rome. (Book of Maccabees)

169 B.C.E.

167 B.C.E.

  • Before November: Seleucids occupy Jerusalem and force the Greek religion on its inhabitants. (Book of Maccabees)
  • November 11Julian : Altars to Greek gods built in Jewish temples. Judaism banned in Judea. Mattathias ben John objects and starts a rebellion. (Book of Maccabees)

166 B.C.E.

  • Death of Mattathias. His third son, Judah the Hammer (a.k.a. Judas Maccabeus), takes the helm of the rebellion. (Book of Maccabees)

165 B.C.E.

  • Antiochus IV uses the last of his money to finance a massive assault against the Maccabees. He then leaves Lysias in charge of the empire and goes east to raise more funds. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Judas Maccabeus defeats the first campaign of Lysias. Lysias retreats to raise a mercenary army. (Book of Maccabees)

164 B.C.E.

  • November 18Julian 

163 B.C.E.

  • Maccabees defeat Greeks at Galilee. Galilean Jews return to Judea and the men join with Judas. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Maccabees defeat 8,000 Greeks at Bozrah and extend their control far into Gilead. Jews in Gilead join with the Maccabees. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Antiochus IV tries to obtain the treasure of Elymais, but fails. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Antiochus IV hears about Lysias' failures and dies of despair shortly after appointing Philip as his royal steward. (Book of Maccabees)

162 B.C.E.

  • Maccabees override the citadel. Hellenic Jews appeal to Lysias for support. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Battle of Beth-zechariah: Maccabees defeated by a Greek army of 100,000 infantry, 20,000 cavalry, and 32 elephants. Eleazar Avarin dies killing the royal elephant. Maccabees hole up in the temple, and Lysias lays siege. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Philip returns to Syria. Lysias signs a hasty treaty with the rebel Jews, then smashes the temple and goes off to fight for control of the Seleucid Kingdom. (Book of Maccabees)

161 B.C.E.

  • Demetrius I Soter returns to Syria from Rome and has both Lysias and Philip killed, and takes control of Syria. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Alcimus persuades Demetrius that the Maccabees are dangerous rebels. Demetrius appoints Bacchides as governor of Judea and orders him to exterminate the rebel Jews. Bacchides kills a few of them, then returns to the capital and leaves Alcimus in charge. Fighting intensifies between traditionalist and Hellenic Jews. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Demetrius appoints Nicanor governor of Judea. Nicanor attempts to kidnap Judas Maccabeus but fails, and is routed at the Battle of Caphar-salama. (Book of Maccabees)

160 B.C.E.

  • March 1[[labelnote:Julian]]March 4: Syrian army, commanded by Nicanor, defeated by Jews under command of Judas Maccabeus at the Battle of Beth-horon. Nicanor killed in battle. (Book of Maccabees)
  • April: Demetrius orders Bacchides and Alcimus to return to Judea. Jewish army crushed by Syrians at the Battle of Elasa, and Judas Maccabeus is killed in action.
  • Judas Maccabeus sends Eupolemus ben John and Jason ben Eleazar to make an alliance with the Romans. (Book of Maccabees)
  • After the death of Judas, traditionalist Jews come out of hiding and unite under Jonathan Apphus against the Greeks. Bacchides suffers a series of losses, and moves to reinforce Jerusalem. (Book of Maccabees)

159 B.C.E.

  • Alcimus prepares to tear down the works of the prophets in Jerusalem, but has a heart attack as soon as he starts. Bacchides again returns to Demetrius, abandoning Judea. (Book of Maccabees)

157 B.C.E.

  • Bacchides launches a surprise attack against Judea, but is defeated by Jonathan's forces. Demetrius reluctantly recognises Judean independence. (Book of Maccabees)

152 B.C.E.

  • Alexander Epiphanes leads Egypt in rebellion against Demetrius. Both sides try to get Judea as an ally. Jonathan Apphus, judge and high priest of Judea, plays both sides against each other to retain Judean autonomy. (Book of Maccabees)

150 B.C.E.

  • Alexander defeats Demetrius with the support of Jonathan. Alexander marries Cleopatra, daughter of Ptolemy, consolidating his right to the throne of Egypt. (Book of Maccabees)

149 B.C.E.

147 B.C.E.

  • Demetrius II arrives from Crete and attempts to retake Syria. He appoints Apollonius as governor of Coelesyria. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Apollonius tries to get Jonathan Apphus on his side, but fails and is defeated in battle. (Book of Maccabees)
  • The Champions and Doctor Impossible intervene in the Third Punic War. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)

146 B.C.E.

145 B.C.E.

  • Alexander is ousted from Egypt and beheaded in Arabia. Ptolemy takes the crowns of Egypt and Turkey, but dies three days later. Demetrius II takes control of Egypt and Turkey, granting him control over all of Alexander the Great's empire with the exception of Greece and Judea. (Book of Maccabees)
  • At a ceremony in Antioch, an uprising threatens to kill Demetrius but is put down by Jonathan. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Trypho and Antiochus take control of Syria and march against Judea. Jonathan Apphus commands an army of Jews and surviving Syrians to take victory. He also renews Judea's alliance with Rome, and forms a new alliance with Sparta. (Book of Maccabees)

144 B.C.E.

  • Jonathan Apphus is taken captive by Trypho. The Jewish army retreats to Jerusalem. Simon Thassi takes command of the Jews. Rome and Sparta send condolences for Jonathan's death; Simon reaffirms Judea's alliance with Rome. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Judeans fight a series of skirmishes against Syria. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Trypho attempts to invade Judea, but is forced to return to Gilead due to heavy snow. Jonathan is killed and buried in Modein. (Book of Maccabees)

142 B.C.E.

141 B.C.E.

  • May 10Julian : Jews under Simon Thassi retake the citadel in Jerusalem. John ben Simon is granted command of the Judean armies. (Book of Maccabees)

140 B.C.E.

  • August 19Julian : Jews pay a grand honour to the sons of Mattathias. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Syrian army defeated by Persia. Demetrius II taken prisoner by Arsaces. (Book of Maccabees)

138 B.C.E.

  • Antiochus VII invades Syria, crushing Trypho. (Book of Maccabees)
  • Roman senate orders the governments of the eastern Mediterranean not to antagonise their ally, Judea. (Book of Maccabees)

136 B.C.E.

  • Antiochus VII antagonises Simon Thassi, is defeated by a Jewish army commanded by Simon's son, John Hyrcanus. (Book of Maccabees)

134 B.C.E.

  • January: Simon and his sons, Judas and Mattathias, are assassinated by Ptolemy son of Abubus, governor of Jericho. (Book of Maccabees)
  • John Hyrcanus inherits leadership of Judea, and defeats the forces of Antiochus. Judea would remain free and peaceful until the Roman conquest. (Book of Maccabees)

     100 B.C.E. - 100 C.E. 
100 B.C.E.

75 B.C.E.

  • Baba Yaga is born on Earth in the area that will become Russia. (2720 AR) (Pathfinder)
73 B.C.E.
  • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones prevent the gladiator Spartacus from being sent to Rome and dying in the arena. (Voyagers!)

71 B.C.E.

  • The Roman slave Spartacus leads an abortive revolt against the Roman Republic. (Spartacus, Spartacus: Blood and Sand)
  • Aquila, a former gladiator who fought in Spartacus' rebellion, sells his soul to Ammit the Devourer for immortality and the ability to never be bound against his will. In exchange, he is tasked with sending Ammit the souls of evil men. (Aquila)
  • Goblins kill the monks of the Black Forks monastery in Taldor, inadvertently releasing a dangerous entity called the Dreamer in the Depths. The Dreamer was eventually killed or driven off by local knights. (Pathfinder)

65 B.C.E.

64 B.C.E.

55 B.C.E.

  • Julius Caesar tries to conquer Britain but fails. (Real Life) The leader of the resistance that repelled him is named First Emperor of Britannia (Code Geass note )
  • Aquila takes part in Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain. (Aquila)

53 B.C.E.

  • A respiratory disease called the Choking Death appears in Iobaria and spreads across the country, killing between 40% and 75% of the population over the course of eight months. Afterwards, the disease mostly burns itself out, but pockets of it occasionally emerge afterward, keeping Iobaria's population low even millennia later. (Pathfinder)

50 B.C.E.

44 B.C.E.

  • March 15:
  • A man later known as "Adam" is killed by a Roman pugio (dagger) while attempting to protect another man. He resurrects not long afterward, beginning what will eventually be over 2,000 years of immortality. (Forever)

42 B.C.E.

  • Peabody and Sherman depose Cleopatra's evil brother Ptolemy, with the help of Julius Caesarnote  and his army. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)

41 B.C.E.

37 B.C.E.

  • After Tok'ra operatives cost the Goa'uld Empire two planets and multiple other installations Egeria's treachery is discovered. She is removed from her host and imprisoned in a stasis jar on Pangar. (Stargate SG-1)

32 B.C.E.

31 B.C.E.

  • August 31Julian : The forces of Octavian Caesar defeat the forces of Marc Anthony and Cleopatra in the Battle of Actium. (Antony and Cleopatra, Blood & Treasurenote , and Real Life)

30 B.C.E.

  • August 12: Cleopatra dies. (Blood & Treasure and Real Life)
  • Cayden Cailean drunkenly passes the Test of the Starstone and ascends to godhood. He becomes the god of freedom, bravery, wine, and ale. (Pathfinder)

26 B.C.E.

  • Caesar Augustus sends a group of soldiers to recover a mystical artefact from a lost temple in Persia. Pious Augustus, leader of the expedition, obtains the treasure, one of the three essences of the Ancients. The timeline now splits in three; Pious chooses one essence in each timeline. (Eternal Darkness)

8 B.C.E.

  • The Silver Millennium begins on Earth's moon. (Sailor Moon)

5 B.C.E.

4 B.C.E.

  • Herod kills all babies in Judea under two years old. Joseph and Mary flee to Egypt to save Jesus from this, returning upon the death of Herod. (The Four Gospels)

1 C.E.

  • The Rachni Wars begin. (Mass Effect)
  • The gargoyle beasts, a non-sentient species of gargoyles, become fully domesticated. They are kept as pets by the sentient gargoyles. (Gargoyles)

8 C.E.

  • April 6Julian : Jesus, Mary, and Joseph attend the Passover celebration in Jerusalem. Jesus impresses the priests and scribes with his knowledge of Scripture. (The Four Gospels)

10 C.E.

  • The original magus, author of the Grimorum Arcanorum, casts a spell on all gargoyles at the command of Caesar Augustus. Due to this spell, gargoyles' clothes now turn to stone and back at sunrise and sunset, preserving their modesty (Gargoyles)

12 C.E.

  • The angel Metatron tells Jesus that he is the son of God. Jesus will not accept this knowledge for 18 years. (Dogma)

23 C.E.

  • Birth of Diana, a potential Slayer, in Rome. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The crew of Red Dwarf are stranded in this year after a time drive accident. While attempting to find lemons to repair their ship they encounter Jesus.more  (Red Dwarf)

26 C.E.

  • In Jerusalem, Judah Ben-Hur is falsely accused of trying to assassinate the new Roman governor, and sent to the galleys. (Ben-Hur)

27 C.E.

  • Captain Jack Harkness is buried alive beneath the future site of Cardiff. (Torchwood)

28 C.E.

  • Baba Yaga gains immortality at the age of 102. (Pathfinder)

29 C.E.

  • John the Baptist begins urging the Jews to repent of their sins. (The Bible)

30 C.E.

  • Jesus begins his public ministry, pissing off the Pharisees and Sadducees and gathering a following of 12 Apostles. (The Four Gospels)
  • Jesus attends a wedding in Canaan and tells his 13th Apostle, Rufus, the secret to resurrection. Rufus, being drunk, does not remember what he says. (Dogma)

33 C.E.

  • Saturday afternoon, about tea time: Jesus gives the Sermon on the Mount. (Monty Python's Life of Brian)
  • March 29Julian : Judas Iscariot betrays Jesus to the Pharisees. (The Four Gospels)
  • March 31Julian : The Last Supper. Jesus tells the gathered apostles that one of them will betray him. (The BibleJustification )
  • April 1Julian :
    • Jesus is crucified for rebelling against Roman rule and dies. Zombies invade Jerusalem. (The Four Gospels).
    • Joseph of Arimathea catches some of Jesus's blood in the cup the apostles drank from at the Last Supper. He brings it to Britain and founds an order to protect it. (King Arthur)
    • Simon Peter is chased by a group of Jews who accuse him of blasphemy. He is saved by Aquila in exchange for revealing the location of Judas Iscariot. (Aquila)
  • April 4Julian : Jesus returns from the dead. Later, he ascends to Heaven to be with God. (The Four Gospels)
  • God leaves Heaven. In despair at seeing their father go, the archangels decide to rule the universe in his stead, but will need the Words of God to achieve this. Naomi is ordered to debrief Metatron, but he escapes to Earth before they can get him in their hands. God continues to talk with Joshua. (Supernatural)
  • The angels are recalled to Heaven on Michael's orders, not returning to Earth until the coming of The Apocalypse two thousand years later. (Supernatural)

35 C.E.

  • Rufus is stoned to death. (Dogma)

38 C.E.

40 C.E.

41 C.E.

  • January 22: After Caligula's assassination, the Praetorian guard declare Claudius emperor of Rome. (Real Life, I, Claudius)
  • Vampires Helen and Julian attempt to use Caligula's ashes to raise the demon Meter. They are stopped by the current Slayer, but kill her in revenge. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

46 C.E.

48 C.E.

52 C.E.

  • Current Slayer is killed by Night Terrors. Incinii becomes the Slayer, and fights against both Night Terrors and Romans. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

58 C.E.

  • Aquila briefly allows himself to be detained in Portus Dubris to kill an evil druid. (Aquila)

60 C.E.

  • Nero Fox (the "Jive-Jumpin' Emperor of Ancient Rome") is emperor of Earth-C's Roman Empire. Unlike his other-dimensional counterparts, Nero Fox favors playing the saxophone instead of a fiddle, and made use of (anachronistic) 1930s/40s-era music slang. A time-traveling Captain Carrot and Pig-Iron meet Nero Fox after being sent to this era by the villainous Timekeeper. (Leading Comics, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!)

61 C.E.

  • Boudicca's Iceni defeat the Romans at Londinium (Real Life) with the aid of Aquila more . (Aquila)

63 C.E.

  • Augustus "Gus" Holiday and his family have adventures in ancient Rome. The Holidays' version of ancient Rome features some cultural and technological equivalents to mid-20th Century life. (The Roman Holidays)
  • The Flintstones and Rubbles, traveling through time via a time machine at the Bedrock World's Fair, arrive in ancient Rome. They visit the Coliseum (where they see Nero playing the fiddle), and narrowly escape being thrown to the lions before departing this era. (The Flintstones)

64 C.E.

  • July - The Great Fire of Rome:
    • The First Doctor and his companions Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Vicki Pallister visit ancient Rome; the Doctor accidentally inspires Nero to burn the city down. (Doctor Who)
    • Peabody and Sherman stop Nero's violin teacher from burning down Rome, then leave when they learn that Nero is about to hold an enormous barbecue. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
    • Professor Bobo (accidentally) causes the fire while escaping along with Pearl Forrester and Observer, the trio having been imprisoned for claiming to be gods. (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
    • The entity currently known as Jones was also present, but is not believed to have had a role. (Gunnerkrigg Court)
  • Simon Peter, fleeing Roman persecution, is saved from a group of Striges by Aquila. Peter has a vision of Jesus, after which he and Aquila both return to Rome. There, Aquila meets the Magna Mater and kills the Veiled Virgin; after that, he is captured by Emperor Nero, who offers to show him the location of Ammit in exchange for Aquila operating as his Carnifex. (Aquila, with bits of Acts of the Apostles)

68 C.E.

  • After a failed rebellion against Rome, a Gaulish tribe leaves the Earth through magical means. (Deverry)
  • Six priests of six gods are killed by Aquila. As Rome descends into anarchy against the excesses of Nero, Simon Peter is crucified upside-down by Aquila to ensure that Jesus Christ, and not Nero, will become Rome's new god. Nero commits suicide by poison, but Aquila stabs him so as to ensure his soul will land in Hades instead of Elysium. (Aquila)
  • 20th century time-travelers Derek, Margo, and Moki find themselves in the Garden of Gethsemane. There, they encounter the author of the Gospel According to Mark, who tells them about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible)
  • King Kaldemov splits the nation of Ustalav into sixteen near-autonomous counties to prevent a civil war among the nobility. In this way, he organizes the country into a stable feudal system. (Pathfinder)

77 C.E.

  • Reapers gather in Pompeii for the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. (Supernatural)

76 C.E.

  • Founding of the city of Dun Deverry, marking the start of the Deverry calender. note  (Deverry)

79 C.E.

  • August 24 / October:
    • Mount Vesuvius erupts, destroying the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing thousands of people. (Real Life)
    • The Sibylline Sisterhood and their Pyrovile compatriots (revived after thousands of years in the 62 C.E. earthquake) are defeated by the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble. more  (Doctor Who)
    • Zeus, the only survivor of Godzilla's attack on Mount Olympus, is killed in the eruption of Vesuvius. (Godzilla: Rage Across Time)

ca. 1st century

  • Season 6 spoilers  (Lost)
  • John of Patmos gets a vision from God about The End of Days and writes down what he sees. (Book of Revelation)

     101 C.E. - 300 C.E. 
  • The Pandorica is opened at Stonehenge in Roman Britain. more  (Doctor Who)




  • Zombie outbreak in Caledonia. Emperor Hadrian orders construction of a wall to keep the undead out of Britannia. (The Zombie Survival Guide)


  • The Roman nobleman Aulus Paulinus is made Governor of Britain as punishment for insulting the Emperor's wife (who is a horse), and begins a power struggle with the British chieftain Badvoc. (Chelmsford 123)


  • The immortal Marcus Octavius leads 2,000 Roman legionnaires to slaughter a rebellious British village bearing 400 soldiers. The only survivor is Colin, the village chief, who vows vengeance. (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance)
  • (Later that year): Colin is killed in a duel against Marcus, but his horse drags him to Stonehenge where he revives as an Immortal. (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance)




  • The priesthood of Pharasma reconsecrate the plague-ravaged city of Wadi in Osirion and begin to repopulate it. They wall off an abandoned area to form the Necropolis of Wadi, a memorial to the dead. (Pathfinder)



  • Ling arrives at the Great Hall of Benign Virtue for the full moon ancestral rites, but is beset by a phantom snake and a freak storm. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)




  • Zhang Jiao leads the peasants of China to revolt during the Yellow Turban Rebellion only to be stopped by the efforts of Cao Cao, Sun Jian and Liu Bei. (Dynasty Warriors)


  • Yellow Scarf Rebellion led by the Zhang brothers Jue, Bao, and Liang; Xuande (Liu Bei) founds the Peach Garden Brotherhood to oppose them with his honorary brothers, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)








  • Dong Zhuo's generals revolt against him. Dong Zuo moves Emperor Xian away from Chang'an. Xian requests aid from Cao Cao. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)



  • Lu Bu attacks Liu Bei, who flees and is given sanctuary by Cao Cao. Yuan Shao's half-brother, Shu, declares himself emperor of China. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)



  • Death of Yuan Shu. Lu Bu is executed by Cao Cao. Emperor Xian promotes Dong Cheng to General of Chariots and Cavalry and gives him a secret edict to depose Cao Cao. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)



202 - 204

205 - 206

  • Yuan Shao's sons flee to Wuhuan; Cao Cao destroys them and returns to Ye. Guan Yu is released and returns to Liu Bei. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)



  • In the midst of the conflicts raging across China, Liu Bei encounters Shan Fu, who advises him to seek out Sleeping Dragon and Young Phoenix. Shortly thereafter, he acquires the services of Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang (Kongming). Shu and Wu begin growing closer together. Pang Tong, AKA Young Phoenix, also enters Liu Bei's services around this time. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)
  • The red dragon Daralathyxl first arrives in the Five Kings Mountains. He will terrorize the region for several centuries. (Pathfinder).


  • Battle of Red Cliffs: Wei, weakened by the actions of Kongming and Pang Tong, suffers a devastating defeat by the Wu-Shu Alliance. Cao Cao flees to Ye. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)

209 - 210

  • Tensions mount between Liu Bei and Sun Quan. Liu marries Sun's sister, Shanxiang, as a result of an attempt on his life failing. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)











  • Before November: Guan Yu executed by Sun Quan; as a ghost, he decides to protect the common people and torment the Cao family, and successfully frightens Cao Cao to death. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)
  • November 14: Cao Pi forces Xian to abdicate and declares himself emperor, beginning the Wei dynasty. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)
  • The Three Kingdoms period of China begins after Sun Quan kills Guan Yu. (Dynasty Warriors)


  • May: Liu Bei reluctantly and after much urging declares himself emperor.
  • August: Sun Quan acknowledges Cao Pi as rightful emperor and resists a Shu invasion. Zhang Fei is murdered by his bodyguards. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)













  • Death of Cao Rui; Cao Fang becomes Emperor of Wei. Tensions mount in the Wei government between prime minister Sima Yi and regent Cao Shuang. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)


  • Death of Cao Shuang; Sima Yi seizes control of Wei. Jiang Wei and Xiahou Ba lead a new Shu campaign against Wei. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)






  • Sun Liang, Emperor of Wu, is assassinated by Sun Chen, who is himself deposed by Sun Xiu, who becomes Emperor of Wu. Deng Ai leads a Wei invasion of Shu. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)



  • A storm rages on the planet Namek and there are only two Namekian survivors, one whom crash lands on Earth and forgets who he is and another, later known as Guru, who rebuilds the Namekian race. note  Both eventually become creators of their own sets of Dragon Balls. (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Nine hundred years of war between Centauri and Xon end with the complete annihilation of the Xon race. (Babylon 5)



265 - 280

  • Sima clan deposes tha Caos and takes the throne, beginning the Jin dynasty. Wei then conquers Wu, reuniting China under a single emperor. (Romance of the Three Kingdoms)


  • Sima Yan of Jin manages to capture the Kingdoms of Wei, Wu and Shu ending the Three Kingdoms era of China and unifying the country. (Dynasty Warriors)


  • The Council declares the Rachni to be extinct. (Mass Effect)

3rd century

  • A Vulcan starship crash-lands on the planetoid Darien 224. The survivors found a colony called the Last-of-all-Cities. The colony remains isolated from the rest of the galaxy until it is discovered by the U.S.S. Cortez in 2254. (Star Trek: Early Voyages)

     301 C.E. - 500 C.E. 


  • The Pestilentropy strikes Iobaria, afflicting many of its inhabitants with a violent mania that eventually leads to death. The ensuing destruction of property results in a decade of famine. This in turn leads to the permanent collapse of Old Iobaria. (Pathfinder)


  • Julian, last surviving member of the Constantinian family, is proclaimed Emperor of Rome. At the same time, he denounces Christianity altogether, proclaiming religious freedom. (Emperor and Galilean)


  • Roman emperor Julian the Apostate gets severely wounded by a javelin thrown towards him by his childhood friend Agathon, while on a campaign against the Persians. He succumbs to his wounds and dies the morning after. Jovian, a roman war leader, is chosen to be the next emperor. (Emperor and Galilean)

4th Century

  • Surak unites Vulcan society with his philosophy of logic. (Star Trek)



  • The Dwarven hero Khadon the Mighty arrives in the Five Kings Mountains and attacks the orcs occupying the dwarf homelands. This marks the end of the Dwarves' 700-year Wild Era. (Pathfinder)


  • The wizard Tar-Baphon returns to life as the lich called the Whispering Tyrant. He raises an army of orcs and attacks the nation of Ustalav, along with its neighbors. This year is dated as 3203 AR on Golarion. (Pathfinder)


  • The founding of New Iobaria begins, although the process will take more than a century. (Pathfinder)



  • Birth of Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon and Ygerne of Tintagel. He is enthrusted in the care of peasant Anton to protect him from his father. (Kaamelott)


  • Merlin brings 6-year-old Arthur to Excalibur for the first time to test out if he's really the future King of Britain. The young boy is then sent to Rome to be reared by the Roman army under the name Arturus. (Kaamelott)



  • Freswæl. Finnesburg is sacked. Swedish chieftain Hnæf perishes with his sister`s son. Hengest, a Jute in the service of Finn is forced to avenge the murder, as the Jutish comitatus understands the Jutish prince Garulf also lost his life under the siege and following fire. Hengest agrees to this and kills Finn of Friesland. After this, Hengest fears for his life and flees the Frisian lands (Beowulf)


  • Atilla the Hun is found dead in his bed after his wedding night (he was betrothed to a Burgundian princess). (Real Life)
  • King Atli of Hunaland is murdered by his spouse Gudrun after the death of her brothers Gunnar and Hogni - for which Atli was responsible. (Saga of the Volsungs)
  • The "great Conquest" begins with the arrival of Hengest and Horsa in Britain. (Real Life)


  • Conscript Arturus is promoted centurion, and then dux bellorum, by senator Lucius Sallustius who plans to regain Roman control over Britannia by sending a Briton puppet king to unite the various clans. Arturus succeeds in this task and marries princess Guenièvre of Carmélide, becoming King Arthur. However, he later outsmarts Sallustius and obtains the departure of the occupying Roman army save for a token garrison. Meanwhile in Rome, Caesar Imperator is driven to suicide by the immortal entity known as Méléagant. (Kaamelott)


  • Sometime before this time, the nameless Namekian creates the powerful, yet dangerous, Black Star Dragon Balls — a precursor of the more limiting Red Star Balls his light side Kami creates some years later. He hides them, being left untouched for over three centuries. justification  (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Garlic attempts to conquer Earth after not being chosen by its guardian as its successor. The guardian of Earth imprisons Garlic for all eternity. His son seeks revenge for this, even if it takes three hundred years. The nameless Namekian separates into Kami (who becomes the Earth's guardian's successor instead), and Demon King Piccolo. Piccolo starts destroying all life on Earth, but is defeated by Muten-Roshi's master Mutaito by trapping him in an electric rice cooker. note  ('Dragon Ball Z'')



  • August 23 - September 4: In the middle of the Fall of Rome, Marcus Octavius defeats Colin in battle once again, but is prevented from decapitating him by the fortuitous arrival of some barbarians. Colin survives to continue his path of vengeance. (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance)



  • Abhartach mac Donn of Glenuilin seeks immortality and becomes a vampire. He is sealed away by Cathán, chieftain of the neighbouring village, who as a result also becomes chieftan of Gelnuilin. (Róisín Dubh)

5th Century

  • Birth of future sorcerer Merlin to Oberon and an unnamed Welsh noblewoman. (Gargoyles)
  • Queen Mab, ruler of the Fair Folk, loses a war and her throne against Oberon, her own son. Oberon succeeds her and marries Titania. The "Children of Mab" are renamed to the "Children of Oberon". (Gargoyles)
  • During their travels throughout the past, Tim Hunter and The Phantom Stranger meet a fourteen-year old Merlin. The young boy wearily outlines the details of his future life and his inability to escape his fate to Tim. The pair also briefly encounter Jason Blood. (The Books of Magic)


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