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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 66 AD

January

January 26: 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

-- The Jewish Revolt (6670) commences against the Roman Empire: The Zealots take Jerusalem and the Sicarii capture the fortress of Masada. Precise date unknown.
-- Baekje invades Silla in the Korean peninsula, and captures Castle Ugok. Precise date unknown.
-- Dioscorides writes his De Materia Medica, a treatise on the methodical treatment of disease by use of medicine. Precise date unknown.
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