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Year 690
690
(DCXC ) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar . The denomination 690
690
for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

EVENTS

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Britain

* King Oswine of Kent is toppled by Wihtred , brother of the late king Eadric of Kent , after a 2-year reign. He takes his lands north of the River Thames
River Thames
, in revenge against the East Saxons (approximate date).

Asia

* October 16 Wu Zetian
Wu Zetian
ascends to the throne of the Tang Dynasty , and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire as "Holy and Divine Emperor". She becomes the first and only female "emperor" in 5,000 years of Chinese history
Chinese history
. Wu Zetian
Wu Zetian
changes the dynasty's name to the Zhou Dynasty , and begins to murder throne pretendants and ministers who try to oppose her. During her reign she elevates the status of Buddhism above Taoism .

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Entertainment

* The approximate date of the earliest known blindfold chess , played by Sa\'id ibn Jubayr

Religion

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