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The decade of the 1940s.
Temperatures from 40 to 49 degrees.
(bottle of beer).
Origin: Abbreviated form of 1940s
This is a list of events occurring in the 40s, ordered by year. The emperor Caligula is consul without colleague. Caligula starts on a campaign to conquer Britain, which fails miserably. He declares himself victorious regardless. Noricum and Mauretania are incorporated into the Roman Empire. Caligula reforms the principatus into a Hellenistic Autocracy. He distributes honors carelessly, declares himself a god and orders that all the heads of the Greek deity statues be replaced by his. He also appoints his horse, Incitatus, a senator. Approximate date of start of construction on the Pont du Gard aqueduct in Gallia Narbonensis. The Germanic Quadi tribe begin settling in present-day Moravia and Slovakia. Vardanes I becomes king of Parthia, opposed by his brother Gotarzes II. The Vietnamese Trung sisters rebel against the rule of the Chinese Emperor Guangwu of Han. Philo teaches that all men are born free. Christianity comes to Egypt as a church is founded in Alexandria. Mark the Evangelist founds the Coptic Orthodox Church as the first pope. An early Christian church is erected at Corinth. Consuls are the emperor Caligula and Gnaeus Sentius Saturninus. January 24
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