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- 2640 years ago. The cultivation and weaving of silk starts to be a closely guarded secret in China.
- 2297 – A flood devastates China during the reign of Emperor Yao
- 2452 years ago.Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors, a group of legendary rulers in Ancient China.
- 2190 – Shi Huang Ti, first ruler of unified China, begins construction of the Great Wall of China using prisoners of war as slave labor.
- 2037 —Emperor Shen Nong makes first tea drink by boiling fresh leaves
- 660 BC – Jimmu Tenno, grandson of the goddess Amaterasu, begins his rule as Emperor of Japan.
- 551-479 Confucius