15th March
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44 BC The legendary: "Ides of March"

It was on this day that Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house. Sixty conspirators attacked him, lead by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus.

The conspirators believed that killing Caesar would restore the Roman Republic, but it didn't. Rome was subsequently plunged into a series of civil wars which eventually saw Octavian, Caesar's grandnephew, emerge as the first Roman emperor (Augustus).

Did you know: Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar, which, although it was slightly modified in 16th century, is basically the same calendar we use today.

It was on this day...
1954 'Doo-Wop' is born

The Chords recorded the song "Sh-boom" which introduced music listeners to the delights of nonsensical but catchy song lyrics, such as "Sha-boom, sha-boom, yea-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da".

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1937 Chicago, Illinois: World's first blood bank opens
1939 Nazi Germany invade Czechoslovakia
1955 Fats Domino records "Ain't That a Shame"
1956 The musical My Fair Lady debuts in New York City
1972 Francis Ford Coppola's movie The Godfather opens

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