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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 2 AD


August 20: Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem

-- Augustus allows Tiberius back into Rome as a private citizen, after six years in enforced retirement on Rhodes. Precise date unknown.
-- Using Roman military support, Artavasdes III, son of Ariobarzanes II, king of Media Atropatene, becomes the king of Armenia. Precise date unknown.
-- The first census is concluded in China after having begun the year before: final numbers show a population of nearly 60 million (59,594,978 people in slightly more than 12 million households). The census is one of the most accurate surveys in Chinese history. Precise date unknown.
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