389 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
389 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar389 BC
Ab urbe condita365
Ancient Egypt eraXXIX dynasty, 10
- PharaohHakor, 5
Ancient Greek era97th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4362
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−981
Berber calendar562
Buddhist calendar156
Burmese calendar−1026
Byzantine calendar5120–5121
Chinese calendar辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
2308 or 2248
    — to —
壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
2309 or 2249
Coptic calendar−672 – −671
Discordian calendar778
Ethiopian calendar−396 – −395
Hebrew calendar3372–3373
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−332 – −331
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2712–2713
Holocene calendar9612
Iranian calendar1010 BP – 1009 BP
Islamic calendar1041 BH – 1040 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1945
Minguo calendar2300 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1856
Thai solar calendar154–155
Tibetan calendar阴金兔年
(female Iron-Rabbit)
−262 or −643 or −1415
    — to —
(male Water-Dragon)
−261 or −642 or −1414
Marble bust of Aeschines (390–314 BC)

Year 389 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Poplicola, Capitolinus, Esquilinus, Mamercinus, Cornelius and Albinus (or, less frequently, year 365 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 389 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • Wu Qi, the prime minister of the State of Chu, enacts his first series of political, municipal, and martial reforms. Wu Qi gains the ire and distrust of Chu officials and aristocratic elite who are against his crusades to sweep up corruption in the state and limit their power. He is eventually assassinated in 381 BC at the funeral of King Diao of Chu, although his assassins are executed shortly after by the newly enthroned King Su of Chu.
  • This is the latest possible date for the compilation of the historical text Zuo Zhuan, attributed to a blind historian known as Zuo Qiuming.




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