The Ides of March, Marcus Junius Brutus stabbed to death Gaius
Julius Caesar ("Et tu Brute?"). 1493:
Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage
to the Western Hemisphere. 1869: The
Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first pro baseball team. 1889:
Bissell, inventor of the carpet sweeper, died. 1906: Charles Stewart Rolls and
Frederick Henry Royce formed
Rolls-Royce. 1922: The first southern radio station (WSB, Atlanta) began broadcasting. 1937: Cook County Hospital in
Chicago established the first
blood bank. 1949:
WICU-TV began broadcasting in
Erie, PA. 1960:
Kitt Peak National Observatory was dedicated. 1962: Nobel Prize laureate
Arthur Compton, of
Compton Effect fame, died. 1985:
of Cambridge, MA, received the first Internet address ending in dot com. 1996: The
Fokker aircraft company,
maker of the Red Baron's famous triplne, declared bankruptcy.
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