On this day: March 15

POSTED: 09:40 AM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 14, 2016 

The Ides of March proves unlucky for Julius Caesar, the Cincinnati Red Stockings become the first pro baseball team, "The Godfather" premieres, and the first Internet domain name is registered, all on this day.

OTD March 15 - The Godfather
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1972: Francis Ford Coppola's epic gangster movie "The Godfather," starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton, premieres in New York City. Based on the novel by Mario Puzo, the film would become the highest grossing film of 1972 and go on to win three Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actor for Brando and Best Adapted Screenplay) while earning seven more Oscar nominations.


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