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Year of wood sheep乙未( at the beginning of the year Wood Horse甲午)
Syria: 586/587 ( year in October )
Politics and World Affairs
- Reich crisis of the 3rd century in the Roman Empire: The Roman Emperor Aurelian, who is preparing a campaign against the Sassanid Empire weakened, is assassinated in his camp in Caenophrurium, today Çorlu, by his own troops.
- September 25: Tacitus is elected as the new emperor of the Roman Empire. He appoints his brother Florianus to the praetorian prefect.
- Goths invade Asia Minor from the black sea. They claim to have been requested yet Aurelian for his campaign against the Sassanid Empire. Since simultaneously penetrate more francs over the Rhine, Florianus takes over the fighting in the north, while the Emperor Tacitus travels to Syria to confront the Goths.
- A raid of the Alemanni caused severe destruction in the city of Augusta Treverorum, today's Trier.
- January 4: Eutychianus is elected as the new bishop of Rome. He is the successor of the 274 deceased Felix I.
- Aurelian (* 214), Roman emperor