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The Battle of Bakhamra between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ends in a decisive Abbasid victory. (21. January 763)

In the Battle of the Zab, the Abbasid rebels defeat the Umayyad Caliphate, leading to overthrow of the dynasty. (25. January 750)

An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty and emperor of Yan, is murdered by his own son, An Qingxu. (29. January 757)

An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty, declares himself emperor and establishes the state of Yan. (5. February 756)

Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang Dynasty. (22. February 705)

Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era. (26. February 747. BC)

Romulus, legendary first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following The Rape of the Sabine Women. (1. March 752. BC)

Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid. (21. March 717)

Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope. (25. March 708)

Theodosios III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy. (25. March 717)

The Lateran Council condemned the Council of Hieria and anathematized its iconoclastic rulings. (15. April 769)

Romulus founds Rome (traditional date). (21. April 753. BC)

Dagobert III is crowned King of the Franks (23. April 711)

The Battle of Bagrevand puts an end to an Armenian rebellion against the Abbasid Caliphate. Muslim control over Transcaucasia is solidified, while several major Armenian nakharar families lose power and flee to the Byzantine Empire. (25. April 775)

Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus). (29. April 711)

Mayan king Bird Jaguar IV of Yaxchilan in modern-day Chiapas, Mexico assumes the throne. (3. May 752)

Pope Gregory II is elected. (19. May 715)

Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England. (8. June 793)

Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse. (9. June 721)

A Hasanid Alid uprising in Mecca is crushed by the Abbasids at the Battle of Fakhkh. Idris ibn Abdallah flees to the Maghreb, where he later founds the Idrisid dynasty. (11. June 786)

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