60s

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Note: Sometimes the '60s is used as shorthand for the 1960s, the 1860s, or other such decades in various centuries – see List of decades
Millennium: 1st millennium
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Years: 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69
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This is a list of events occurring in the 60s, ordered by year.

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61[edit]

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62[edit]

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63[edit]

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64[edit]

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  • July 19Great Fire of Rome: A fire begins in the merchant area of Rome and soon burns completely out of control, while emperor Nero allegedly plays his lyre and sings as he watches the blaze from a safe distance. There is no hard evidence to support this claim: fires were very common in Rome at the time. The fire destroys close to one-half of the city and it is officially blamed on the Christians, a small but growing religious movement. Nero is accused of being the arsonist by popular rumour.
  • Persecution of Christians in Rome begins under Emperor Nero. Peter the Apostle is possibly among those executed.
  • Nero proposes a new urban planning program based the creation of buildings decorated with ornate porticos, the widening of the streets and the use of open spaces. This plan will not be applied until after his death in 68.
  • Lyon sends a large sum of money to Rome to aid in the reconstruction. However, during the winter of 64–65, Lyon suffers a catastrophic fire itself, and Nero reciprocates by sending money to Lyon.
  • Phoenicia becomes part of Syria.

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65[edit]

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66[edit]

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  • Dioscorides writes his De Materia Medica, a treatise on the methodical treatment of disease by use of medicine.

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  • An iron chain suspension bridge is constructed in China.

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69[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 16–20. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  2. ^ Tacitus, Annals 14.30.
  3. ^ Tacitus, Annals 14.31.
  4. ^ Cassius Dio, Roman History 62.2.
  5. ^ a b Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 47. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  6. ^ Tacitus, Annals.
  7. ^ Cassius Dio, Roman History.
  8. ^ Tacitus, Annals 14.30.
  9. ^ Tacitus, Annals 14.31.
  10. ^ Cassius Dio, Roman History 62.2.
  11. ^ Tacitus, Annals.
  12. ^ Cassius Dio, Roman History.