ante diem x kalendas octobres

Mercatus -- the Romans continue the shopping spree

479 B.C. -- the Persian general Mardonius is killed in the Battle of Plataea (source? ... seems a little late)

36 B.C. -- the triumvir Marcus Aemilius Lepidus agrees to retire after losing all his military support to Octavian

19 B.C. -- another (less likely) date for the death of Virgil

130 (129?) A.D.-- birth of Galen (still not sure of the ultimate source for this date)

259 A.D. -- martyrdom of Digna and Emerita at Rome

287 A.D. -- martyrdom of Maurice and companions

1999 -- death of Chester Starr