Thursday, March 15, 2012

15th of March

It is the 74th day of the year, with only 291 days remaining.

In the Roman calendar, this date was known as the Ides of March.

44 BC - 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.

1781 AD - Near Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400 at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

1783 - 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'etat never takes place.

1820 - Maine becomes the 23rd state of the Union.

1906 - Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.

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

1939 - German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia, Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.

1952 - In Cilaos, Reunion a record 73 inches of rain falls in a 24-hour period.

1985 - The first Internet domain name is registered,

1990 - Irag hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spring.

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

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