#idesofmarch: 3 Strange Things That Happened Today In History

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Today is one of those days that makes you step carefully. It is called ‘The Ides Of March’.Julius Caesar suffered 23 stab wounds on the Ides of March but only one of them, the second stab wound he received to the breast, was fatal to the 55-year-old.

Today is marked by horrific realizations. Some of those thoughts surround betrayals. Some of those are physical disasters that leave long term injuries.

Here 3 things that have happened on this day in the past:

World Record Rainfall, 1952

Rain falls on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion—and keeps falling, hard enough to register the world’s most voluminous 24-hour rainfall: 73.62 inches.

 

Disappearing Ozone Layer, 1988

 

NASA reports that the ozone layer over the Northern Hemisphere has been depleted three times faster than predicted.

A New Global Health Scare, 2003

After accumulating reports of a mysterious respiratory disease afflicting patients and healthcare workers in China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada, the World Health Organization issues a heightened global health alert. The disease will soon become famous under the acronym SARS (for Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome).

So… shall we wait for the next shoe to drop.

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