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 - Pancho Villa
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Library of Congress

1916: After Pancho Villa's raid on Columbus, New Mexico, President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops led by Army Gen. John J. Pershing over the U.S.-Mexico border in an ultimately unsuccessful pursuit of the Mexican Revolutionary general. The nine-month pursuit ended when the U.S. entered into World War I and Pershing was called back.


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