Ever since Julius Caesar was warned, "Beware the Ides of March," March 15th has served to be one of the most unlucky days in Western Civilization. Among the terrible things that have happened on the Ides of March:
44 BC: Julius Caesar is assassinated
1917: Czar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the throne of the Russian Empire giving rise to Bolshevik rule at the formation of the USSR
1939: Hitler invades Czechoslovakia in a move that foreshadowed the bloodiest war in world history.
1971: CBS News Cancels the Ed Sullivan Show
2003: SARS declared a global epidemic
2011: Nate Dogg Dies
That said, many good things have happened on the Ides of March. In this gallery we will explore the 15 best things to happen on the most infamous day of the year.
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