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Gallus becomes Emperor of Rome, Decius dies in battle with Goths.
Lisbon earthquake kills between 10,000-100,000.
Valerian becomes Emperor of Rome, shares throne with his son, Gallienus.
Lightning rod invented by Benjamin Franklin.
Cape Town is founded by Dutch.
Agrippina is murdered by her son, Nero.
Rule of Gilgamesh. King of Uruk.
The Muslim scholars of Tabari compile the medical writings of Greece, Rome, Persia and India.
The Battle of Carrhae, between Parthian and Roman empires.