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Ides of March

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ides of March

Date when : March 15th

The Ides of March is the first day of the Roman New Year. It also marks the first day of spring in the Roman calendar.

On this day in history, Julius Caesar was warned by soothsayers to "beware of the Ides of March". Apparently, he did not heed the warning strongly enough as he was stabbed by Marcus Brutus on the Ides of March in 44 BC.

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This Day in History March 15th

Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March. (44 BC)

Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas. (1493)

American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse – Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400. (1781)

In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place. (1783)

Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state. (1820)

A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party. (1848)

American Civil War: The Red River Campaign : U.S. Navy fleet arrives at Alexandria, Louisiana. (1864)

Archbishop of New York John McCloskey is named the first cardinal in the United States. (1875)

Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated. (1906)

President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa. (1916)

Percy Shaw founded his company Reflecting Roadstuds Limited to make "cat's eye"s (1935)

World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist. (1939)

Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines takes its first flight between Manila (from Nielson Field) to Baguio City with a Beechcraft Model 18 making the airline the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name. (1941)

World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting. (1943)

World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia. (1945)

My Fair Lady receives its premiere performance on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. (1956)

President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act. (1965)

The first Internet domain name is registered ( (1985)

Hotel New World Disaster: Thirty-three people die when the Hotel New World in Singapore collapses. (1986)

Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union. (1990)


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OUATEONE2 3/16/2014 10:27AM

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HANSBRINK 3/16/2014 12:59AM

  Hmmm..... Other than the line in Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar", never given it much thought.

thanks for the history tidbits.

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PMAY0313 3/15/2014 10:24PM

    I love the Ides of March!

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MARYJOANNA 3/15/2014 5:22AM

  Wow! What interesting information! Thanks.

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