Events and Trends
- Caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib is assassinated. He is succeeded by Hasan ibn Ali as the Shia Imam and Muawiyah I as the Sunni Caliph. This was the foundation of the Umayyad caliphate. 
- The Synod of Whitby
- ^ Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.
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