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Treaty of Nerchinsk between Russia and China.
Antikythera Mechanism invented in Rhodes to track movement of the stars
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader.
Carus becomes Emperor of Rome, killed by his own military troops one year later.
Hot air balloon invented by Montgolfier brothers.
Sir Isaac Newton tells about his theory of gravity and the three laws of motion.
The Roman Empire is divided by Diocletian, he rules the East, Maximiam rules the West.
Antalcidas of Sparta forms a peace pact with Persia.
Berlin Wall is torn down and communist rule ends in East Germany.
Jews are banished from France by Philip II.
The Roman Colosseum and the Baths of Titus are completed.
Portugal agrees to return Macao to China in 1999.