This Day in Ancient History:ante diem xii kalendas junias

Bust of Septimius Severus (reign 193–212 CE).
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ante diem xii kalendas junias

  • Agonalia — the rex sacrificulus would offer a ram to various deities
  • rites in honour of Vediovis
  • 429 B.C. — birth of Plato (by one reckoning)
  • 70 A.D. — Roman forces break through Jerusalem’s middle wall
  • 194 A.D.(?) — Septimius Severus acclaimed as Imperator
  • 293 A.D. (?) — elevation of Galerius to the rank of Caesar by Diocletian
  • 1920 — birth of John Chadwick (The Decipherment of Linear B)
  • 1929 — death of Rodolfo Lanciani (perhaps May 22)
  • 1953 — birth of Don Fowler