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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 172 AD


June 11: Miracle in Moravia: As the Roman army is encircled by the Quadi under intense heat, a violent thunderstorm sweeps away the Quadi in a torrent of water and mud, and refreshes the parched legionnaires.

-- Marcus Aurelius, as part of the pact signed with the Marcomanni, imports them to occupy areas of the empire that had been depopulated by the plague. Precise date unknown.
-- The Sarmatians attack the lower Danube frontier. Precise date unknown.
-- Tatian produces his Diatessaron, a harmony of the four gospels. Precise date unknown.
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