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MARCH 15

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The Ides of March The Ides of March Julius Caesar
Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1921 Maureen Daley (Irish Children's Author) Irish Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Alan Review
1932 Barbara Cohen (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1937 Sarah Sargent (Virginia-born Children's Author) Virginia Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1942 Ruth White (Virginia-born Children's Author) Ruth White Young-adult Authors
1944 Adèle Geras (Israeli Children's Author) Israeli Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1830 Paul Heyse (German Author) German Authors & Illustrators
1875 Wallace Irwin (New York-born Journalist, Writer) New York Authors & Illustrators Journalism
1936 James Whitehead (Missouri-born Poet, Novelist) Missouri Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1959 Ben Okri (Nigerian Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet) Nigerian Authors & Illustrators Poetry Writer's Almanac
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
44 B.C. Julius Caesar (Roman Emperor) The Roman Empire Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare The History Channel
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44 B.C. Julius Caesar Is Murdered in the Senate House of Rome The Roman Empire Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare The History Channel
1848 A Last Page Article in The Californian Announces the Discovery of Gold at Sutter's Mill California Journalism California Gold Rush Learn California
1865 President and Mrs. Lincoln Attend a Performance of "The Magic Flute" at Grover's Theater Washington, D.C. President Abraham Lincoln Stage and Theater Opera Lincoln Papers
1875 "Taming of the Shrew" Is Seattle's First Locally Staged Theatrical Production Seattle, Washington William Shakespeare Taming of the Shrew Historic Firsts History Link
1913 Woodrow Wilson Holds First Presidential Press Conference Woodrow Wilson American Presidency Journalism Historic Firsts New York Times
1921 Ellen Glasgow's "The Dynamic Past" Is Published in The Reviewer Virginia Authors & Illustrators American Authors Journalism American Collection
1956 My Fair Lady Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1969 The New Yorker Publishes Eudora Welty's "The Optimist's Daughter" Eudora Welty American Authors Journalism American Collection
1970 Purlie Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1987 Starlight Express Opens at Gershwin Theater NYC New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
Sweet Charity Closes at New York City's Minskoff Theater New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1990 Iraqi Government Executes British Journalist, Farzad Bazoft, for Espionage Iraq Great Britain Journalism Capital Punishment Death BBC

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