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DECEMBER
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   PIETAS
   Kalendae, Dies Nefastus (N)
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   Ante Diem IV Non., Dies Nefastus (N)
   Dies Ater
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   On December 3rd ...
   Ante Diem III Non., Dies Nefastus (N)
   BONA DEA
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   Pridie Non., Dies Comitialis (C)
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   FAVNALIA
   Nonae, Dies Fastus (F)
   On December 5th ...
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   Ante Diem VIII Idus, Dies Fastus (F)
   Dies Ater
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   Ante Diem VII Idus, Dies Comitialis (C)
   On December 7th ...
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   Ante Diem VI Idus, Dies Comitialis (C)
   TIBERINVS PATER
   On December 8th ...
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   Ante Diem V Idus, Dies Comitialis (C)
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   Ante Diem IV Idus, Dies Comitialis (C)
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   A.D. III Idus, Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
   AGONALIA (Ianus)
   SEPTIMONTIVM
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   Pridie Idus, Dies Endotercisus (EN)
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   Idus, Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
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   Dies Ater
   Ante Diem XIX Kal., Dies Fastus (F)
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   CONSVALIA
   On December 15th ...
   A.D. XVIII Kal., Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
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   On December 16th ...
   Ante Diem XVII Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
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   A.D. XVI Kal., Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
   SATVRNALIA begins (lasting seven days)
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   Ante Diem XV Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
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   A.D. XIV Kal., Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
   OPALIA
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   Ante Diem XIII Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
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   Solstitium - Winter begins
   A.D. XII Kal., Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
   DIVALIA
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   On December 22nd ...
   Ante Diem XI Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
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   A.D. X Kal., Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
   LARENTALIA
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   Ante Diem IX Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
   On December 24th ...
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   SOL INVICTVS
   Ante Diem VIII Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
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   Ante Diem VII Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
   On December 26th ...
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   Ante Diem VI Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
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   Ante Diem V Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
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   Ante Diem IV Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
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   On December 30th ...
   Ante Diem III Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
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   Pridie Kal. Ian., Dies Comitialis (C)
   During the month of December ...
   On December 31st ...
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DEC 1st, 2018 ( )
  PIETAS
DEC 1st, 2018 ( )
  Kalendae, Dies Nefastus (N)

The 1st of every month is the Kalends. Historically on this day the Rex Sacrorum made a sacrifice to Iuno and also honored Ianus. It is encouraged that the Lares of the family also be honored on this day.

DEC 2nd, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem IV Non., Dies Nefastus (N)
DEC 2nd, 2018 ( )
  Dies Ater
DEC 3rd, 2018 ( )
  On December 3rd ...

The (retired) emperor Diocletian died on this day in 311 CE.  He became emperor in 284 CE, reorganized the government, establishing the tetrarchy, retired in 305 CE, and resisted requests that he return to the purple.

DEC 3rd, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem III Non., Dies Nefastus (N)
DEC 3rd, 2018 ( )
  BONA DEA
DEC 4th, 2018 ( )
  Pridie Non., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 5th, 2018 ( )
  FAVNALIA
DEC 5th, 2018 ( )
  Nonae, Dies Fastus (F)
DEC 5th, 2018 ( )
  On December 5th ...

On this day in 63 BCE, several Catiline conspirators were executed, without trials having been held, upon the order of the consul Cicero.  This was illegal and eventually led to Cicero's temporary exile and, later on, his eventual death in 43 BCE, upon the instigation of the triumvir Antony, with the reluctant acquiesence of the triumvir Octavian.

DEC 6th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem VIII Idus, Dies Fastus (F)
DEC 6th, 2018 ( )
  Dies Ater
DEC 7th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem VII Idus, Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 7th, 2018 ( )
  On December 7th ...

On this day in 43 BCE, Cicero was murdered while trying to escape.  He had been put on the proscription list by the triumvir Antony.

DEC 8th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem VI Idus, Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 8th, 2018 ( )
  TIBERINVS PATER
DEC 8th, 2018 ( )
  On December 8th ...

The poet Horace was born on this day in 65 BCE.

DEC 9th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem V Idus, Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 10th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem IV Idus, Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 11th, 2018 ( )
  A.D. III Idus, Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
DEC 11th, 2018 ( )
  AGONALIA (Ianus)
DEC 11th, 2018 ( )
  SEPTIMONTIVM
DEC 12th, 2018 ( )
  Pridie Idus, Dies Endotercisus (EN)
DEC 13th, 2018 ( )
  Idus, Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
DEC 14th, 2018 ( )
  Dies Ater
DEC 14th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem XIX Kal., Dies Fastus (F)
DEC 15th, 2018 ( )
  CONSVALIA
DEC 15th, 2018 ( )
  On December 15th ...

On December 15th:  The future emperor Nero was born in 37 CE.  Lucius Verus, who would be co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius from 161-169 CE, was born in 130 CE.  That was the first time Rome had more than one emperor.  After Verus died, Marcus Aurelius designated his own son Commodus to succeed him, ending the era of the "good" emperors that started with Nerva in 96 CE, during which succession was by adoption rather than by blood.

DEC 15th, 2018 ( )
  A.D. XVIII Kal., Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
DEC 16th, 2018 ( )
  On December 16th ...

On this day in 533 CE, the Digesta, under the emperor Justinian, was published.  It was a compilation of previous judicial decisions and writings.

DEC 16th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem XVII Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 17th, 2018 ( )
  A.D. XVI Kal., Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
DEC 17th, 2018 ( )
  SATVRNALIA begins (lasting seven days)
DEC 18th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem XV Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 19th, 2018 ( )
  A.D. XIV Kal., Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
DEC 19th, 2018 ( )
  OPALIA
DEC 20th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem XIII Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 21st, 2018 ( )
  Solstitium - Winter begins
DEC 21st, 2018 ( )
  A.D. XII Kal., Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
DEC 21st, 2018 ( )
  DIVALIA
DEC 22nd, 2018 ( )
  On December 22nd ...

On December 22nd:  In 69 CE, Rome was captured by troops loyal to Vespasian.  The emperor Vitellius was murdered.  The future emperor Diocletian was born on this day in 244 CE.

DEC 22nd, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem XI Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 23rd, 2018 ( )
  A.D. X Kal., Dies Nefastus Publicus (NP)
DEC 23rd, 2018 ( )
  LARENTALIA
DEC 24th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem IX Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 24th, 2018 ( )
  On December 24th ...

The future general and emperor Servius Sulpicius Galba was born on this day in 3 BCE.

DEC 25th, 2018 ( )
  SOL INVICTVS
DEC 25th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem VIII Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 26th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem VII Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 26th, 2018 ( )
  On December 26th ...

On this day in 211 CE, the co-emperor Geta (the younger son of Septimius Severus) was murdered by his older brother Caracalla.  He was also subjected to damnatio memoriae.  

DEC 27th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem VI Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 28th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem V Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 29th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem IV Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 30th, 2018 ( )
  On December 30th ...

The future emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born on this day in 39 CE.

DEC 30th, 2018 ( )
  Ante Diem III Kal., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 31st, 2018 ( )
  Pridie Kal. Ian., Dies Comitialis (C)
DEC 31st, 2018 ( )
  During the month of December ...

During the month of December:

In 100 BCE, Saturninus and his followers were slaughtered after they had surrendered.

In 62 BCE, Clodius profaned the Bona Dea rites leading Caesar to divorce Pompeia.  (Caesar's wife must be above suspicion.)

In 361 CE, the emperor Julian issued an edict of tolerance and reopened pagan temples.

In 406 CE, the Vandals, under Gunderic, and several other barbarian tribes crossed the Rhine and entered Gaul.  This migration started on the last day of the year.

DEC 31st, 2018 ( )
  On December 31st ...

At night, the emperor Commodus was murdered.  After the poison didn't work, he was strangled.  Happy New Year!