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44 BC

Roman strongman Julius Caesar, already warned to be wary on this the Ides of March by the astrologer Spurinna, is assassinated by a group of Senators at the Pompey theater.

Caesar: The ides of March are come.
Soothsayer: Ay, Caesar; but not gone.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, III, i, 1

Seventh President of the US, Andrew Jackson born in the Waxhaws area between North and South Carolina.


Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.

Editor, humorist, and writer, Wolcott Gibbs born.
He worked for the New Yorker from 1927 until his death in 1958


Blues singer Lightnin' Hopkins born in Centerville, Texas.

President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border in pursuit Pancho Villa for his recent raid on Columbus, New Mexico.

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne ending the Romanov dynasty after over 300 years.

The first Internet domain name is registered - symbolics.com

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