pridie idus sextiles

rites in honour of Hercules Invictus in the Circus Maximus

rites in honour of Venus Victrix, Honos, Virtus, and Felicitas in Pompey's theatre

3 A.D. -- conjunction of Jupiter and Venus (one suggestion for the 'Star of Bethlehem')

305 A.D. -- martyrdom of Anicetus and companions at Nicomedia

1867 -- birth of Edith Hamilton (The Greek Way)