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  • The silver content of the Roman denarius rises to 92% under emperor Domitian, up from 81% in the reign of Vitellius.

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  • Possible date of the Battle of Mons Graupius (AD 83 or 84), in which Gnaeus Julius Agricola defeats the Caledonians.
  • Emperor Domitian recalls Agricola back to Rome, where he is rewarded with a triumph and the governorship of the Roman province Africa, but he declines it.
  • Pliny the Younger is sevir equitum Romanorum (commander of a cavalry squadron).
  • The construction of the Limes, a line of Roman fortifications from the Rhine to the Danube, is begun.
  • Through his election as consul for ten years and censor for life, Domitian openly subordinates the republican aspect of the state to the monarchical.
  • Domitian increases the troops' pay by one third, thus securing their loyalty.
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  • Emperor Han Zhangdi dies at age 31 after a 13-year reign in which Chinese military forces have become powerful enough to march against tribes who threaten their northern and western borders. Having used intrigue as well as armed might to achieve his ends. Zhangdi and his General Ban Chao have reestablished Chinese influence in Inner Asia, but court eunuchs have increased their power during the emperor's reign. Zhangdi is succeeded by his 9-year-old son Zhao, who will reign until 105 as emperor Han Hedi, but he will be a virtual pawn of Empress Dou (adoptive mother) and scheming courtiers who will effectively rule the Chinese Empire.
  • Last year (4th) of yuanhe era and start of zhanghe era of the Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty.

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ Shen, Raphael (1997). The Restructuring of Romania's Economy: A Paradigm of Flexibility and Adaptability. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 2. ISBN 9780275956943.
  3. ^ "Ashvaghosha - Indian philosopher and poet". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 27 November 2017.