|Covid-19|Babylon falls to Assyrian forces after a 3-year siege (see 651 BC); starved out by his half brother Ashurbanipal, king Shamash-shum-ukin commits suicide in his burning palace, allegedly having built a pyre of his concubines and royal treasure as the Assyrians slaughter his city's garrison and much of its population.
Messenians in the Peloponnese revolt against Sparta under the leadership of king Aristomenes, beginning a struggle that will continue until 631 BC.
April 6 - The earliest solar eclipse to be chronicled by the Greeks is observed.
Greece's 33rd games of the Olympiad is held at Olympia with a new event: the pankration is a no-holds-barred contest that combines boxing and wrestling.
Josiah, king of Judah (d. 609 BC)
Shamash-shum-ukin, Assyrian king of Babylonia
648 BC Wikipedia