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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 185 AD


December 7: Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52)

-- Pertinax quells the mutiny of the British Roman legions. Precise date unknown.
-- Reign in India of Vasudeva, Kushan emperor. Precise date unknown.
-- Zhi Yao, a Kushan Buddhist monk of Yuezhi ethnicity, translates Buddhist texts into the Chinese language during the Han Dynasty. Precise date unknown.
-- Cleomedes discovers the refraction of light by the Earth's atmosphere. Precise date unknown.
-- A supernova now known as SN 185 is noted by Chinese astronomers in the Astrological Annals of the Houhanshu, making it the earliest recorded supernova. Precise date unknown.
-- Irenaeus writes that there are only four Gospels. Precise date unknown.
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