ante diem xvi kalendas quinctilias

212 A.D. -- martyrdom of Ferreolus and Ferrutio (not sure you can speak of 'French' in 212 A.D. ...)

1716 -- Alexander Pope's translation of the Iliad is published

1813 -- birth of Otto Jahn (archaeologist and philologist)

1937 -- birth of Erich Segal (Classicist, known to Classicists for his work on ancient comedy; known to the rest of the world as the author of Love Story)

... Happy Bloomsday