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What year did BC start?

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What year did BC start?

Historical Notation:

When historians use dates in history, they are followed by the abbreviations BC or AD and some use CE or BCE. The notations used stand for "Before Christ", "Anno Domini", "Common Era", and "Before Common Era".

Answer and Explanation:

BC starts the year before 1 AD and moves in reverse. There is no year zero, so the year before 1 AD is 1 BC.

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