Ides of March

Here's some brainless trivia for you on this Tuesday. Sometimes I just check the blog to see if anyone's posted new stuff...so, if you're like me today, needing one more thing to occupy your time (other than the things you actually should be working on), here you go!


  • 44 B.C. On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus. (And according to Shakespeare, his dying words were, "Et tu, Brute?").
  • 1493 Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first visit to the Western Hemisphere.
  • 1820 Maine became the 23rd state.
  • 1917 Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, is forced to abdicate his throne (March 2, old style calendar).
  • 1937 The first hospital blood bank in the United States was established, in Chicago, at Cook County Hospital.
  • 1965 President Lyndon Johnson asked Congress for legislation guaranteeing every American the right to vote.
  • 2003 Hu Jintao was chosen to replace Jiang Zemin as the president of China.
  • 2004 Scientists reported the discovery of Sedna, the most distant object in the solar system.

I found all this on http://www.infoplease.com/index.html.


Nelson 15/3/05 1:08 PM  
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Nelson 15/3/05 1:09 PM  

I'm certainly one of those people who needs something to do in place of the stuff I SHOULD be doing. Thanks for the interesting trivia and for the time-consuming post!

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