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Today in History: March 15

Slide 1 of 13: ITALY - SEPTEMBER 09:  The death of Caesar, March 15, 44 BC, by Vincenzo Camuccini (1771-1844), 1798, oil on canvas, 400x707 cm. Detail. Republican, Italy, 1st century BC. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

44 BC: Julius Caesar is assassinated

The Roman dictator is killed by a group of around 60 senators that included Cassius Longinus, Decimus Brutus and Marcus Brutus. He was stabbed to death in a hall near the Theatre of Pompey.

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