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.

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1892: An escalator design is patented in the U.S. by inventor Jesse W. Reno of New York City. It was built and opened in September 1895 as a new Coney Island amusement ride, a conveyor belt that moved people up a 25-degree slope, becoming the first working escalator ever built.


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