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Interesting historical events occurring on March 15…

March 14, 2012

The Ides of March.  Let’s see what we have for today:

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44 BC – Julius CaesarDictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius BrutusGaius Cassius LonginusDecimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.

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

1781 – American Revolutionary WarBattle of Guilford Courthouse – Near present-day GreensboroNorth Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.

1783 – In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New YorkGeorge Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d’état never takes place.

1820 – Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.

1906 – Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.

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

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

1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).

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Andrew Jackson

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


1767 – Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)

1835 – Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (d. 1916)

1933 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American Supreme Court justice

1935 – Judd Hirsch, American actor

1935 – Jimmy Swaggart, American televangelist

1944 – Sly Stone, American musician

1947 – Ry Cooder, American guitarist

1954 – Craig Wasson, American actor


44 BC – Julius Caesar (b. 100 BC)

1670 – John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (b. 1597)

2009 – Ron Silver, American actor (b. 1946)



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