This Day in Ancient History: ante diem x kalendas junias

ante diem x kalendas junias

  • Tubilustrium — a purification of the battle trumpets which, like the one which occurred in March, was designed to prepare the troops for war (perhaps … this tubilustrium is somehow connected with the following)
  • Festival of Vulcan
  • 1270 B.C. — Pierre Henri-Archer suggests this day for the fall of Troy
  • 63 B.C. — Pompey takes Jerusalem (by one reckoning)
  • 37 B.C. — Herod takes control of Jerusalem
  • ca. 303 A.D. — martyrs of Cappadocia
  • 1617 — birth of Elias Ashmole