Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Ides of March- 15 Things that Happened on My Birth-Date

44 BC - Julius Caesar is Assassinated 




1391 - Anti-Jewish Riots Occur in Seville, Spain as a Precursor to the Spanish Inquisition



1493 - Christopher Columbus Returns to Spain from the Americas After His First Voyage Across the Atlantic



1783 - George Washington Convinces Disgruntled Military Officers Not to Launch a Coup Against the US Congress


1820 - Maine is Admitted to the US as its 23rd State


1892 - Jesse W. Reno Patents the Reno Inclined Elevator; the World's First Escalator


1907 - Finland Becomes the First Country in Europe to Give Women the Right to Vote


1917 - Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, Abdicates Bringing an End to the Three Hundred Year Old Romanov Dynasty


1939 - Nazi Forces Occupy Czechoslovakia 


1951 - Iranian Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadegh, Nationalizes Iran's Oil Industry. This Paved the Way for a CIA Backed Coup that would Overthrow Him, Restore the Shah to Power and return oil rights to US and British Companies


1965 - In a Joint Address to Congress, American President Lyndon Johnson Asks Both House to Ensure Voting Rights for All Americans in the Wake of The Civil Rights Act


1972 - Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather' Premiers in New York City


1985 - The First Internet Domain Name is Registered ( 


1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev Becomes President of the Soviet Union. 



2011 - Activists in Syria Call for a "Day of Rage" Across The Country to Protest Against Their Government. At Least Two Hundred People Protest in Damascus and the Syrian Uprising Begins.



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