Herod Agrippa Visits Alexandria
Contributed by Southpaw Ben
This year Herod Agippa visits Alexandria, which sparked massive anti-Jewish riots, with the mob wanting to place statues of Caligula in every synagoge. Later he will intercede when Caligula attempts to put his own statue in the Temple at Jerusalem. Josephus claims he was succesful in preventing it, however Philo of Alexandria claims that Caligula later does it anyways, erecting a colossal statue of himself made of gilt brass, transforming the Jewish temple into aa Temple for Caligula.
Contributed by David Verne
Caligula's beloved sister, Julia Drusilla, dies in the middle of this year, and without her mellowing influence Caligula goes further off the deep end. Augustus and Tiberius deferred to the Senate and maintained the illusion of power being vested in them by the Senate. Caligula did everything he could to embarrass and demean the Senate. He forced them to run alongside his carriage on the streets of Rome, and senators who didn't show up or weren't enthusiastic enough were targeted for future humiliation. Caligula would frequently invite senators to dine with him and during the meal, would pick out one of the married women and take her to the bedroom. Neither the husband or wife could do anything about this; any challenge to Caligula was being treated as a capital offense, and executions weren't just strangulation or beheading. Caligula would have people bled and nicked to death, in some cases the executioners keeping the victims alive for hours. Parents were forced to watch the executions of their children. After the people were executed, their estates were seized and sold, to pay for Caligula's growing deficit. He also began referring to himself as a god, and would appear in public dressed as one of the gods. 
- Duncan, Mike (June 28, 2009). No Better Slave, No Worse Master.