Saturday, March 15, 2008

Today in History: March 15

  • 44 BC Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Empire, is stabbed to death by several Senators led by Marcus Brutus -- on the Ides of March.
  • 1783 General George Washington stops the Newburgh Conspiracy with comment about his spectacles and a speech.
  • 1854 German bacteriologist Adolf von Behring born; coined "antitoxin"; 1901 Nobel for diphtheria and tetanus antitoxins.
  • 1892 American inventor Jesse W. Reno patents the escalator.
  • 1916 Democrat President Woodrow Wilson dispatches 12,000 troops across the Mexican border to pursue Pancho Villa.
  • 1920 American physician E. Donnall Thomas born; 1990 Nobel (with Joseph E. Murray) for bone marrow transplants, helping to cure leukemia and other blood diseases.
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