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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 41 AD

January

January 24: Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards.
January 24: Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Emperor.

-- The disciples of Jesus form communities after the Diaspora, especially in Damascus and Antioch. For the first time they are called Christians. Precise date unknown.
-- The assasination of Caligula saves the Jewish people from being punished for resisting that deranged emperor's orders to worship his statue in the Temple of Jerusalem. Precise date unknown.
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