650 To 699
c - The Chinese invent Porcelain.
c - Revelations of Mohammed are written; they become the Koran
aug 10 - Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Pope Martin I.
x - Oswy crowned King of Bernecia.
feb 01 - Sigebert III, king of Austrasia, dies at about 25.
jun 17 - Ali ibn Abu Talib chosen kalief of Islam.
jun 17 - Osman ibn Affan, 3rd kalief of Islam (644-56) murdered.
dec 09 - Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion.
jul 30 - St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I.
mar 17 - Gertrudis van Nijvel, saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32.
dec 01 - Eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies.
x - Umayyad Dynasty of Islam in Damascus
x - Assasination of Ali last of the four "rightly guided caliphs"
jan 24 - Ali ibn Abu Talib, kalief of Islam (656-61), murdered.
aug 13 - Maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies.
x - Synod of Whitby.
x - Japan Emperor Tenchi establishes his court at Otsu ?mi province.
x - Chinese forces occupy Pyongyang in Korea
jul 15 - Constantius II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at 37.
x - Japan The Kofukuji is founded.
x - Oswy, King of Bernicia dies.
x - St Caedda dies.
x - Japan A succession dispute follows the death of the Emperor Tenchi. The Nihongi Chronicles of Japan mention the use of mounted archers, a possible early model for the future samurai. Prince Oama (Temmu) defeats his brother Prince Otomo for the throne. Emperor Temmu moves the Imperial capital from Otsu back to the Asuka region (Yamato).
jan 27 - St Vitalian ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
jan 27 - Vitalianus, pope (657-72)/saint, dies.
apr 11 - Deusdedit III begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
sep 24 - Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church.
x - John of Damascus, Christian scholar. u.c.749
jun 17 - Deusdedit III ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
jun 17 - Adeodatus II, Italian Pope (672-76), dies.
nov 02 - Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II.
x - Military Technology Greek fire (a mixture of saltpetre, pitch, sulfur, and oil) is first used by Byzantines. It ignites on contact with sea water.
apr 11 - Donus, Italian Pope (676-78), dies.
jun 27 - St Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
dec 23 - Dagobert II, king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered.
c - China block printing.
x - Iraq Massacre of Ali's son Husayn and Shiites
apr 18 - Mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies.
oct 09 - Husain ibn 'Ali, Shi'i religious leader, enters martyrdom.
oct 10 - Hussein, grandson of prophet Mohammed, beheaded.
oct 10 - Battle at Kerbela: Kalief Yazid beats pretender al-Hussein.
nov 07 - 3rd Council of Constantinople 6th Ecumenical council opens.
x - Pope St. Agatho dies. re.List of Popes
jan 10 - Agatho, Sicilian pope (678-81), dies.
aug 17 - St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
jul 03 - Leo II, Pope (681-83), dies.
jul 03 - St Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
x - St. Conan of the Isle of Mann dies.
x - Pope St. Benedict consecrated. re.List of Popes
jun 26 - St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
may 07 - Marwan I ibn al-Hakam, 4th kalief of Omajjaden (684-85), dies.
may 08 - Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies.
may 08 - St Benedict II ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
may 21 - Battle at Nechtansmere: Picten beat Northumbrians.
jul 23 - John V begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
x - Japan Emperor Temmu dies.
aug 02 - John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies.
oct 21 - Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
x - St. Cuthbert dies.
sep 21 - Conon, Sicilian Pope (686-87), dies.
dec 15 - St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon.
jan 12 - Benedict Biscop, English saint, dies.
x - England Theodore of Tarsus dies.
nov 09 - Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems/sentenced to slavery.
oct 03 - "Black Ewald", helper of Willibrord, murdered.
oct 03 - "White Ewald", helper of Willibrord, murdered.
nov 21 - Pope Sergius names Willibrord as archbishop Clemens of Friezen.
dec 17 - Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693].