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Ides of March, beware!

March 15, 2011

In the play, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare I learned that today is the Ides of March, which turned out it was the day that Julius Caesar was assasinated.  In Rome it was a festive day and they held a parade celebrating Mars, the god of war.  What I didn’t know was that “Ides” was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July and October.  Wikipedia tells me that the Ides falls on the 13th day of all other months.    It looks like today that we need to beware of cloud cover and rain drops.

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