Tiberius, under order of Augustus, quells revolts in Germania (1 - 5)
Gaius Caesar and Lucius Aemilius Paullus are appointed as consuls.
Gaius Caesar is appointed to a military command in Armenia with Marcus Herennius Picens serving in his place as consul.
Gaius Caesar married Livilla daughter of Antonia Minor and Nero Claudius Drusus in an effort to gain prestige.
Quirinius becomes an chief advisor to Gaius in Armenia. Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus whose father Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus had served as Consul in 16 BC also serves in the Armenia campaigns.
Lions became extinct in Western Europe.
Construction of the Aqua Alsienta aqueduct.
Silk appears in Rome .
Areius Paianeius becomes Archon of Athens
Start of the Yuanshi era of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
Confucius is given his first royal title (posthumous name) of Lord Baochengxun Ni.
Emperor Ping of Han China begins his reign and Wang Mang is re-instated as regent by Grand Empress Dowager Wang.
Former regent Dong Xian commits suicide.
Sapadbizes, Yuezhi prince and King of Kush (Bactria), dies. Heraios succeeds him as king.
Kingdom of Aksum, centered in modern day Ethiopia and Eritrea, is founded (approximate date).
Amanishakheto Queen of Kush (Nubia) dies. Her son, Natakamani, becomes King of Kush
Moxos ceases to be a significant religious area in South America (approximate date).
The poem Metamorphoses is written by Ovid.
Livy writing his monumental History of Rome (Ab Urbe Condita).
Jesus' birth, according to the Anno Domini era created by Dionysius Exiguus in 525 as argued by one scholar, Georges Declercq, in Anno Domini (2000). Most scholars argue that Dionysius placed the birth of Jesus in 1 BC.
The first full year in the life of Jesus as assigned by Dionysius Exiguus in his Anno Domini era.
Buddhism is introduced into China.
The world population is about 300,000,000.
The Chinese build suspension bridges of cast iron that are strong enough for vehicles to cross. See also 415 ce Materials.
The earliest known depiction of a ship's rudder dates from about this time in China. See also 1180 ce Transportation.
Sometime before the start of the Roman Empire, some ships are fitted with a small triangular topsail above the mainsail. See also 500 bce Transportation.
The semilegendary Ko Yu invents the wheelbarrow, although this Chinese invention is also attributed to Jugo Lyang (Chu-Ko Liang) around 200 ce.