Today In History: The Godfather was released in theatres, Julio Caeser was assassinated

44 BC - Julius Caesar is assassinated by high-ranking Roman Senators.

1903 -  The British complete the conquest of Nigeria.

1917 - During the February Revolution, Czar Nicholas II, ruler of Russia since 1894, is forced to abdicate the throne by the Petrograd insurgents, and a provincial government is installed in his place.

1939 - Hitler’s forces invade and occupy Czechoslovakia–a nation sacrificed
on the altar of the Munich Pact, which was a vain attempt to prevent Germany’s imperial aims.

1955 -
The U.S. Air Force unveils the first self-guided missile.

1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all. Using the phrase “we shall overcome,” borrowed from African-American leaders struggling for equal rights, Johnson declared that “every American citizen must have an equal right to vote.”
 
1972 - The Godfather–a three-hour epic chronicling the lives of the Corleones, an Italian-American crime family led by the powerful Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando)–is released in theaters



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