Today is March 15, or more famously, "The Ides of March". From Julius Caesers time...This was the day he was stabbed (23 times) in 44 B.C.

It has also become an interesting day in pop culture...From

"The Ides of March is celebrated every year by the Rome Hash House Harriers with a toga run in the streets of Rome, in the same place where Julius Caesar was killed.
# The Republic of Hungary commemorates National Day, a remembrance of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 which grew into a war for independence from Habsburg rule.
# The Atlanta Chapter of the Dagorhir Battle Games Association hosts an annual spring event at Red Horse Stables on the weekend closest to 15 March. The event is appropriately named "The Ides of March".
# The Temple Hill Association in New Windsor, NY holds an annual dinner in honor of the Ides of March because it is also the day that General George Washington quelled a mutiny of his Officers in 1783
# Founders Brewing Company have had a tradition of releasing their Founders KBS beer on the Ides of March
# Former employees of Hayssen Manufacturing in Sheboygan Wisconsin, USA, use the Ides of March as a remembrance of the day (March 15, 1995) the announcement was made that the plant they worked at was being closed permanently.

Ya don't see August 11 get this kind of treatment, do ya?


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