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MARCH 15

Brian T. McKeon was born.

Tom Murphy was born.

 

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.

 

MARCH 16

Jason Gibbons was born.

Rian Olivia Courtney was born.

Edward Sullivan was born.

John Russo was born.

 

1850 - Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, "The Scarlet Letter," was published.

1968 - The My Lai massacre occurred in Vietnam.

 

MARCH 17

Michael Becker was born.

 

1762 - The first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in New York City.

2003 - President Bush delivered an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein: leave Iraq within 48 hours or face an attack.

 

MARCH 18

Catherine Granton was born.

Lou Pastina was born.

 

1965 - Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov made the first spacewalk.

2004 - A small asteroid made the closest approach to Earth ever recorded, only about 26,500 miles away.

 

MARCH 19

James D. McKeon was born.

 

1931 - Nevada state legislature legalized gambling.

1953 - The Academy Awards were first televised.

 

MARCH 20

Joe Mara was born.

Casey Brouder was born.

Robert Intelisano was born.

 

1999 - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first to fly a hot-air balloon nonstop around the world.

2003 - Ground troops entered Iraq and a second round of air strikes against Baghdad was launched.

 

MARCH 21

Gee Linares was born.

Eddie Carroll was born.

 

1963 - Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay, a harsh maximum security jail which once housed gangster Al Capone, closed.

1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. led the start of a civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

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