Today, back during the Roman Empire, was the Roman New Year Day. It was also the day Julius Caesar had been warned of by his soothsayers as the day he would be killed and, as it turns out, he should have listened to them. It is the day that Roman Senator Marcus Brutus led over a dozen other Roman Senators in the assassination of Caesar to end his rule over Rome in 44 BC.
How to celebrate – Visit Rome. Read about what happened to Marcus Brutus. Beware of the Ides of March.