On this day: March 15

Published On: Mar 11 2013 11:40:28 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 15 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Ides of March proves unlucky for Julius Caesar, the Cincinnati Red Stockings become the first pro baseball team, "The Godfather" premieres, and the first Internet domain name is registered, all on this day.

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1892: An escalator design is patented in the U.S. by inventor Jesse W. Reno of New York City. It was built and opened in September 1895 as a new Coney Island amusement ride, a conveyor belt that moved people up a 25-degree slope, becoming the first working escalator ever built.

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