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.
1937: H. P. Lovecraft, the American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction, dies of cancer of the small intestine at the age of 46 in Providence, Rhode Island. Lovecraft, seen here in 1915, is best known for his "Cthulhu Mythos" story cycle and the "Necronomicon," a fictional magical textbook of rites and forbidden lore.
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