ante diem v idus iulias

ludi Apollinares (day 6) -- games instituted in 212 B.C. after consulting the Sybilline books during a particularly bad stretch in the Punic Wars; four years later they became an annual festival in honour of Apollo

1896 -- death of Ernst Curtius (historian/archaeologist)

1941 -- death of Sir Arthur Evans (excavator of Knossos)