Return to Daily IQ 44"The ides of March are come.""Ay, Caesar;but notgone."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. 1493 Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first visit to the Western Hemisphere. 1820 Maine became the 23rd state. 1917 Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, is forced to abdicate his throne (March 2, old style calendar). 1937 The first hospital blood bank in the United States was established, in Chicago, at Cook County Hospital. 1965 President Lyndon Johnson asked Congress for legislation guaranteeing every American the right to vote. 2003 Hu Jintao was chosen to replace Jiang Zemin as the president of China. 2004 Scientists reported the discovery of Sedna, the most distant object in the solar system. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?