8th century BC
- Golden age in Armenia
- Assyria conquers Damascus and Samaria
- Nineveh destroyed (789 BC)
- First recorded Olympic Games held in Greece (776 BC)
- Zhou Dynasty moved its capital to Luoyang (771 BC); The Spring and Autumn Period (771-481 BC) began.
- According to tradition, Rome founded (753 BC, 21 April)
- Destruction of the Kingdom of Israel by Assyrian king Sargon II (721 BC)
- Greeks colonize Mediterranean and Black Seas.
- Midas (King of Phrygia)
- Hezekiah of the Kingdom of Judah (reigned 715 – 687 BC).
- Sennacherib, King of Assyria and conqueror of Babylon (705 – 681 BC).