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First Century History

The year 0 was not recorded
1 – 32 AD

AD stands for “Anno Domini,” a Latin phrase meaning “in the year of the Lord” and referring to the years after that.

04 Death of Herod.

06 Judea becomes a Roman province. Candidates for political office in China must take civil service exams. Emperor Cheng is succeeded by Emperor Ngai.

09 Battle of Teutoburger Wald, the Rhine River is established as the boundary between Latin- and German-speaking worlds.

14 Augustus Caesar, first Emperor of the Roman Empire, dies, succeeded by his stepson, Tiberius.

15 Livy, the Roman historian, publishes the story of Romulus and Remus, the first who becomes a god and declares that it is the will of heaven that Rome be the capital of the world.

23 Greek geographer Strabo publishes Geography, a work covering the world known to the Romans and Greeks at the time of Emperor Augustus – it is the only such book to survive from the ancient world.

26 Pontius Pilate becomes Roman procurator of Judea.

27 Probable the year that Jesus Christ was crucified. (The exact year of the crucifixion is disputed; often quoted as 33AD.)