ludi Victoriae Sullanae (day 2) -- games held in honour of Victoria commemorating Sulla's defeat of the Samnites in 82 B.C.
43 B.C. -- Marcus Junius Brutus commits suicide in the wake of the defeat at Philippi (by one reckoning)
113 A.D. -- the emperor Trajan departs from Rome for his war against the Parthians
251 A.D. -- the future emperor Valerian is elected by the senate to the recently-revived office of censor
1469 -- birth of Erasmus