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Heads of State
Year of the Water Snake癸巳( at the beginning of the year Water Dragon壬辰)
Syria: 284/285 ( year in October )
Politics and World Affairs
- Under Octavian the first district in Turin arises.
- The Temple of Apollo was ordained in Rome.
Science and Technology
- Chinese astronomers record the oldest surviving observation of sunspots.
- By 28 BC, Marcus Junius Silanus, Roman politician ( † 38 AD)