On January 24, 41 Ano Domini, a critical event in the history of Imperial Rome occurred. The boy god-Emperor Gaius Caeser Augustus Germanicus died on this day. He was killed by his own Praetorian Guard as he walked through a corridor in his palace. Some thirty wounds were inflicted. And soon his wife and daughter Drusilla were also killed. The next emperor would be Cladius.
The length of his reign would be a mere three years and ten months. He would arrive as the boy wonder beloved by all of Rome in 37 AD and by the end of his reign in 41 AD he would be feared from all quarters. We commonly know this emperor as Caligula.