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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 79 AD

June

June 23: Titus succeeds his father Vespasian as Roman emperor.

August

August 24: Mount Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii and Herculaneum, 15,000 die

-- In China, a commission of scholars canonizes the text of works of Confucius and his school. Precise date unknown.
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