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Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Córdoba. (16. January 929)

In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. (23. January 971)

Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher. (29. January 904)

Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years. (2. February 962)

The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries. (4. February 960)

Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu, establishing the Liao Dynasty in northern China. (27. February 907)

Louis V becomes King of the Franks. (2. March 986)

Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs. (4. March 932)

Byzantine conquest of Chandax by Nikephoros Phokas, end of the Emirate of Crete (6. March 961)

After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river. (15. March 933)

Meng Zhixiang declares himself emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang. (16. March 934)

After his marriage to the Christian Dobrawa of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state. (14. April 966)

Alexander becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. (11. May 912)

Zhu Wen forces Emperor Ai into abdicating, ending the Tang Dynasty after nearly three hundred years of rule. (12. May 907)

After much hardship, Abbasid envoy Ahmad ibn Fadlan arrived in the lands of Volga Bulgars. (12. May 922)

Sixteen-year-old Otto III is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. (21. May 996)

King Edmund I of England is murdered by a thief whom he personally attacks while celebrating St Augustine's Mass Day. (26. May 946)

Death of Simeon I the Great, the first Bulgarian to be recognized as Emperor. (27. May 927)

Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy. (15. June 923)

Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place. (24. June 972)

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