Today, August 24th 79AD was the day Mount Vesuvius exploded burying Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Toothache in the Roman era was no problem! The Romans had already discuvered drills and clamps for the removal of teeth. Opium was used as a pain medication but folk medicine was also prevalent, including such oddities as worms, crown excrement and the brains of numerous frogs. Sounds glorious, don’t you think?!?