From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- June 8—The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba.
- June 9—Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide.
- Legio I Macriana liberatrix and Legio I Adiutrix are created.
- Last year covered by Tacitus' Annals, a history of the Roman Empire.
- Lucius Clodius Macer revolts against Emperor Nero.
- Marcus Ulpius Trajanus, father of Trajan, becomes consul.
- The Roman Senate declares Nero persona non grata. Galba succeeds Nero.
- The year of the four emperors: Galba (68), Otho (69) and Vitellius (69) all govern a very short time before Vespasian becomes emperor.
- A bridge suspended by iron chains is constructed in China.
- Buddhism officially arrives in China with the building of the White Horse Temple.
- Ignatius of Antioch becomes the third bishop of Antioch.
- The Gospel of Mark is written (probable date).
- The Essenes place the Dead Sea Scrolls in the caves at Qumran.
- April 25 – Saint Mark, the first Pope of Alexandria and the founder of Christianity in Africa
- June 9—Nero, emperor of the Roman Empire, suicide
- Onesimus, Bishop of Byzantium
- Vindex, rebellious governor