On this day….15th March

2017:

The government admits it hasn’t assessed the economic impact of Britain leaving the E.U. Scotland and Northern Ireland want to leave the U.K.

1990:

Iraqi authorities execute The Observer journalist Farzad Bazoft in Baghdad bringing strong condemnation from Britain.

1976:

The driver of a London Underground train was shot dead as he chased a gunman after a bomb exploded on his train.

1965:

President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all. Using the phrase “we shall overcome,” borrowed from African-American leaders struggling for equal rights, Johnson declared that “every American citizen must have an equal right to vote.” Johnson reminded the nation that the Fifteenth Amendment, which was passed after the Civil War, gave all citizens the right to vote regardless of race or colour.

1939:

Hitler invades and occupies Czechoslovakia.

On September 30, 1938, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, French Premier Edouard Daladier, and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact, (“peace in our time”) which gave Hitler the Sudentenland, (home to 3 million ethnic Germans and 70% of  Czechoslovakia’s resources) which left the Czech nation was vulnerable to complete German domination.

1917:

The 300-year-old Romanov dynasty in Russia ends upon the abdication of Czar Nicholas II. In his place, a new democratically minded Provisional Government is established. Great Britain, France, the United States, and Italy rush to recognize the new government in the hope Russia will stay in the war and maintain its huge presence on the Eastern Front.

44 B.C. 

The ides of March: Julius Caesar is murdered

Julius Caesar, the”dictator for life”of the Roman Empire, is murdered by his own senators at a meeting in a hall next to Pompey’s Theatre. The conspiracy against Caesar encompassed as many as sixty noblemen, including Caesar’s own protege, Marcus Brutus.

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