From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- June 23 - Titus succeeds his father Vespasian as Roman emperor.
- August 24 - Mount Vesuvius erupts, destroying Pompeii and Herculaneum.
- Roman Emperor Titus dedicates the famous Roman Colosseum.
- Gnaeus Julius Agricola enters Caledonia (modern-day Scotland) but is resisted by the Caledonians.
- Gnaeus Julius Agricola founds Mamucium, a frontier fort and settlement in the North West of England. This was the first Manchester.
- To please the Senate, Titus exiles his Jewish mistress, Berenice of Cilicia.
- June 23 — Roman emperor Vespasian
- August 24 — Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and scientist (killed by Vesuvius eruption)
- September 23 — Pope Linus
- Caesius Bassus, Roman poet (killed by Vesuvius eruption)
- Empress Ma