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Beeswax Vinyl Daily March 15, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 44 BC – The assassination of Julius Caesar took place on the Ides of March. That is real and isn’t just a storybook thing from Bill Shakespeare. The Romans did not number each day of a month from the first to the last day. Instead, they counted back from three “fixed points” of the month: the Nones (the 5th or 7th, 8 days before the Ides), the Ides (which was the 13th for most months, but the 15th in March, May, July, and October), and the Kalends (1st of the following month). Originally the Ides were supposed to be determined by the full moon, reflecting the lunar origin of the Roman calendar. In the earliest calendar, the Ides of March would have been the first full moon of the new year. I’m glad we just have numbers now.

Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for March 15.

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