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January - Ziying, the last ruler of the Qin Dynasty of China surrendered himself to Liu Bang, leader of a popular revolt. He was the third and last emperor of the Qin dynasty. The principality that would later become the Han Dynasty was established by Liu.

The Kingdom Nanyue established itself in Fanyu (Guangzhou, or Canton).

About this time the Chinese began playing a kickball game called tsu-chu, the ancestor of modern soccer.


Gojoseon fell in the Northern Korean peninsula.



During the Second Punic War, Scipio Africanus Major destroyed the combined Carthaginian army of Mago Barca and Hasdrubal Gisco in the Battle of Ilipa (Southern Spain), ending the Carthaginian hold on Spain. Mago, who led the forces of Carthage against the Roman Republic, evacuated the remaining Carthaginian troops from Spain, and sailed for the Balearic Islands.

Scipio Africanus Major returned to Rome, while his soldiers founded the Spanish town Italica.


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