904 in history

904 events chronologically

Jan 29 Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher
Jul 29 Sack of Thessalonica: Saracen raiders under Leo of Tripoli sack Thessaloniki, the Byzantine Empire's second-largest city, after a short siege, and plunder it for a week
Sep 22 The warlord Zhu Quanzhong kills Emperor Zhaozong, the penultimate emperor of the Tang dynasty, after seizing control of the imperial government

Born in 904

Dec 30 Harun ibn Khumarawayh the fourth Tulunid ruler of Egypt. He succeed his elder brother Abu 'l-Asakir Jaysh, who had been murdered by army chiefs. He left state affairs to the vizier Abu Ja'far ibn Ali, preferring to live a life of dissolute luxury. This led to a growing crisis in the country, since state finances could not be regulated and the army leaders gradually accrued more power to themselves