Pontius Pilate declared Prefect of Judea
Contributed by Southpaw Ben This year, Pontius Pilate, of biblical fame/infamy, was declared the 5th prefect of Judea. The main archeological evidence of Pilate is a limestone block called "The Pilate Stone", which is a damaged limestone block, containing a fragment of an inscription, believed to read "To the Divine Augusti [this] Tiberieum ...Pontius Pilate ...prefect of Judea ...has dedicated [this]" Parts of the names and titles aren't completely readable, so archeologists are assuming it reads as such.
ECTUS IUDA E
is what is actually inscribed, with things such as the full title and names being filled in based on written sources about this time, such as the biblical gospels, and later Roman and Jewish historians.
Tiberius leaves Rome
Contributed by David Verne
Sejanus has continued to feed Tiberius' paranoia by playing up the threat posed by Agrippina and other officials. He has shown Tiberius "evidence" showing that everyone was out to get him. Tiberius becomes so afraid that he leaves the city for his villa on Capri. He continues to give excuses about being to busy or issues with travel but promises the Senate that he will return as soon as possible. Sejanus acts as Tiberius' regent relaying orders from Tiberius to Rome, but only the ones he approves. Tiberius' fear of returning to Rome is so significant that he will never return to Rome during his reign. Sejanus' power has grown significantly, but he is forced to sit on his hands while waiting for Livia to die. 
- Duncan, Mike (June 14, 2009). Partner of my Labours.