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 - Lyndon B Johnson
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1965: In a dramatic joint-session address, President Lyndon B. Johnson tells Congress "We shall overcome" in calling for a strong voting rights bill preventing discrimination in voting. Two days later, Johnson's administration sent Congress the draft of a bill that would eventually pass both the Senate and the House as the Voting Rights Act and be signed into law by Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965.


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