44 BC Julius Caesar, is stabbed to death by Brutus, Cassius and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March in Rome
221 Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself Emperor of Shu-Han, claimimg legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty
1493 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World
1783 In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d’etat never takes place.
1917 Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates & nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to succeed him [OS Mar 2]
1962 5 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter
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