Ante diem III Nonas September (Three days to the Nones of September); a dies comitiales, upon which Roman citizens could vote on political or criminal matters.
Feast of St. Gregory the Great, pope.
Feasts of St. Egolf, St. Remaclus
Births:1849: author Sarah Orne Jewett
1916: musician Memphis Slim
Deaths:1658: get this--both King James I and Oliver Cromwell
1967: Woody Guthrie (need I explain?)
1970: Vince Lombardi
Important Events:1189: Thousands of English Jews massacred at the coronation of Richard the Lion-hearted
1650: Battle of Dunbar; Cromwell wins.
1651: Battle of Worcester; Cromwell wins.
1658: Execution of Cromwell; Cromwell loses.
1752: America adopts the Gregorian Calendar, causing much confusion.
1783: Treaty of Paris, ending US revolution.
1971: John Lennon leaves UK for good, and attempts to become a US citizen; this turns out to be a bad idea in the long run.
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