|Covid-19|The Egyptian Fatimid Empire, under Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, sends the sea captain Domiyat on a tributary mission, to Emperor Zhenzong of the Song dynasty, in order to reestablish trade relations between Egypt and China.
Battle of Peshawar: The Turkic Ghaznavid armies defeat a Hindu confederacy.
The oldest known mention is made of the city of Gundelfingen.
Olav Haraldsson, the future king of Norway, lands on Saaremaa Island in Estonia, wins a battle there, and forces the inhabitants to pay tribute.
Georgia is unified under King Bagrat III.
Mohammed II succeeds Hisham II as Caliph of Cordoba.
Olof, king of Sweden, is baptized by Saint Sigfrid.
Bruno of Querfurt and others try to establish a mission among the Prussians.
May 4 – King Henry I of France (d. 1060)
October 12 – Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (d. 1036)
Gothelo II of Lower Lorraine
Takasue's Daughter, Japanese writer
Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester (d. 1095)
Emperor Kazan of Japan (b. 968)
Gunnlaugur Ormstunga, Icelandic poet (b. c. 983)
Rotbold II, Count of Provence
Year 1008 (MVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
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