On This Day

969 AD in History

Events in History

  • Oct 28 Byzantine troops occupy Antioch (in modern Syria)
  • Dec 25 Johannes I Tzimisces crowned emperor of Byzantium

Deaths in History

  • Jan 29 Peter, tsar of Bulgaria (927-69), dies
  • Jul 11 Olga of Kiev, Regent and ruler of Kievan Rus, dies at about 79
  • Dec 10 Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered