- March 25 - Leo III usurps the throne of Byzantium
- August 15 - Muslama begins the Second Arab siege of Constantinople. The siege lasts for three months.
- December 24 - An earthquake shakes many places in northern Syria, and destroys the Old Church of Edessa.
- Umayyad caliph Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik succeeded by Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz
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