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- January 13: The Nika riots break out in Constantinople. The two dominant chariot-racing factions, the Greens and the Blues, stir up a mob to riot against emperor Justinian I. The rioting and destruction will continue throughout the week.
- January 18: The Nika riots are put down by General Belisarius. 30,000 rioters are slain in Constantinople.