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.

OTD March 15 - Cincinnati Red Stockings
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1869: The Cincinnati Red Stockings of the National Association of Base Ball Players become the first professional baseball team, hiring 10 men on salary for an eight-month period running through Nov. 15, 1869.

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