The Old Farmer's Almanac daily calendar gives you quick reference for the significant events on any day throughout the year.
When told by Roman officials to surrender the church’s valuables, St. Lawrence brought the city’s poor and sick. "Here is the church’s treasure," he said. Rome didn’t find this amusing, and legend says he was put to death in A.D. 258 by being roasted on a grate, although some scholars say he was more likely beheaded. In either case, folks in southern Europe still mark this day. It is customary there to eat only cold meat in recognition of the reputed manner of his death. Fair weather on St. Lawrence’s Day presages a fair autumn.
2004: For the first time in Canada, a court ordered a man to give his ex-wife monthly support payments for their dog. The man was told to pay $200 a month in alimony towards the upkeep of the couples' St. Bernard