44 BC, Roman Emperor Julius Caesar is assassinated by Roman senators, on the day known as “The Ides Of March.”
1820, Maine, the Pine Tree State, joins the 22 states of the United States Of America.
1913, Actor Macdonald Carey, who played Dr. Tom Horton on Days Of Our Lives, is born. Besides acting on the show, Carey also did the famous intro: “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” He dies in 1994 from lung cancer.
1913, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson holds the first open presidential news conference just 11 days after his inauguration.
1919, The American Legion is founded in Paris.
1937, The first blood bank begins operations in Chicago. Have some cookies and maybe an orange to celebrate.
1945Billboard magazine begins listing a top albums chart. The first Number One Album is The Nat “King” Cole Trio.
1948Laurence Olivier is on the cover of Life magazine for his starring role in Shakespeare‘s Hamlet.
1964Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor are married for the first time in a secret ceremony in Montreal.
1966, Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles.
1968Jimi Hendrix is profiled in Life magazine, which calls him “the most spectacular guitarist in the world.”
1977, The TV series Three’s Company, starring John RitterJoyce DeWitt, and Suzanne Somers, debuts.
1991, Four Los Angeles police are charged with beating Rodney King.
1999Bruce SpringsteenPaul McCartneyBilly Joel, and George Martin are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, along with Curtis Mayfield, the Staple SingersCharles BrownDel ShannonDusty Springfield, and Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys.
2004, Announcement of the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the solar system so far observed.

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