March 9— A major earthquakestrikes Palestineand Syria.
Battle of Suiyangis fought.
* Offa becomes king of
Mercia(to 796). He is noted for Offa's Dyke, built as a defence against Welsh marauders.
* Fruela I becomes king of Asturias.
Tassilo III, duke of the Bavarians, recognizes the supremacy of Frankish king Pepin the Short.
May 29— Pope Paul Isucceeds Pope Stephen IIas the 93rd pope.
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