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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 6 AD


February 3: The boy emperor, Ping Di dies of unexpected causes at age 14; Wang Mang alone selects the new emperor, the Ruzi Ying, age 2, starting the Jushe era of the Han Dynasty.

-- Herod Archelaus, ethnarch of Samaria, Judea, and Idumea, is deposed and banished to Vienne in Gaul. Precise date unknown.
-- The building of a Roman fort signifies the origin of the city of Wiesbaden. Precise date unknown.
-- Due to a food shortage in Rome, Augustus doubles the corn rations distributed to the people. Precise date unknown.
-- Due to a catastrophic fire in Rome, the barracks system is created to allow quicker response in the case of emergencies. Precise date unknown.
-- In Rome, persecution of early Christians begins under Roman Emperor Nero. Saint Peter is among those executed. Precise date unknown.
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