70 in history

70 events chronologically

Apr 14 Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital, with four Roman legions
May 10 Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, opens a full-scale assault on Jerusalem and attacks the city's Third Wall to the northwest
May 30 Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. The Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres
Jun 5 Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem
Jul 20 Siege of Jerusalem – Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, storms the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount. The Roman army is drawn into street fights with the Zealots
Aug 4 The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans
Sep 7 A Roman army under Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem

Born in 70

Oct 15 Virgil an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues , the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him