ante diem iii nonas sextilias

supplicia canum -- a ritual which was the 'fallout' from the story of the geese saving Rome from the Gauls; as punishment to the 'watchdogs' who didn't bark, every year the Romans would crucify a dog

8 A.D. -- victory of the future emperor Tiberius at Illyricum

178 A.D. -- the emperor Marcus Aurelius and Commodus depart on their second campaign against the Germans

1761 -- death of Johann Matthias Gesner