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|969 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1722|
|Balinese saka calendar||890–891|
|Chinese calendar||戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
3665 or 3605
— to —
己巳年 (Earth Snake)
3666 or 3606
|- Vikram Samvat||1025–1026|
|- Shaka Samvat||890–891|
|- Kali Yuga||4069–4070|
|Japanese calendar||Anna 2
|Minguo calendar||943 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1280/1281 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1511–1512|
1095 or 714 or −58
— to —
1096 or 715 or −57
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- June: Fustat surrenders to the Fatimids, ending the Ikhshidid dynasty and signalling the takeover of Egypt by the Fatimids.
- Emperor En'yū succeeds Emperor Reizei on the throne of Japan.
- Jing Zong succeeds Mu Zong in the Khitan Empire.
- October 28 – Byzantine general Michael Bourtzes seizes part of Antioch's fortifications. The capture of the city from the Arabs is completed three days later, when reinforcements under the stratopedarches Peter arrive.
- Uththama Chola becomes the Chola Emperor, after the mysterious death of Aditya Karikalan (also known as Aditya Chola II). He rules for 16 years. Arulmolivarman becomes the heir apparent, and later the great Rajaraja Chola I.
- Peter I abdicates and retires to a monastery, and is succeeded by Boris II as Tsar of Bulgaria.
- Sviatoslav I of Kiev conquers Bulgaria.
- Olaf I of Norway, monarch
- Empress Liu (Zhenzong) of China, Chinese regent (d. 1033)
- Judith of Hungary, princess
- July 11 – Olga of Kiev, saint and princess regent of Kiev (b. c. 890)
- Harald II of Norway, monarch
- December 11 – Nikephoros II Phokas (murdered by John I Tzimiskes)
- Emperor Muzong of Liao (murdered)