Today, March 15th, is called ‘The Ides of March.’ On this day in history, Julius Cesar was stabbed which added to the belief one should “beware the ideas of march.”
Here are some major events that occurred on March 15th that prove the Ides of March might really be cursed.
1. Stabbing of Cesar
Julius Cesar was stabbed on March 15th. The lore is he was betrayed by his right hand guy Brutus, and asked as he died; “et tu Brute?” (You too Brutus?)
2. SARS Epidemic
In 2003 The World Health Organization announced the mysterious respiratory illness, later infamously known as SARS, to be a global health crisis. Panic ensued.
3. Syrian Civil War
After the brutalities committed against protesters in 2011, the nation divided against President Asaad. Police and civilians battled, and civil war was ignited. Syria today is still torn by chaos.
4. Hitler Invades
Adolf Hitler marched into Czechoslovakia and declared he would be controlling two regions in the country. This invasion led to England taking notice of the potential threat of more Nazi invasions. Once Hitler invaded Poland, England declared war – leading to the start of World War II.
5. David Cronenberg’s Birthday
Though a sucessful man, Cronenberg was set to direct Total Recall, but missed out. Then he was offered the opportunity to direct Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and declined. He also turned down Top Gun and Robo Cop. Is he cursed? Maybe, since all the films he turned down wound up being very successful. He has also NEVER won an Oscar, despite directing nominated films.
Okay, so it’s not that serious. But let’s go out on a less terrifying event.
How has David Cronenberg never received and Oscar nomination?! 'A History of Violence', 'Eastern Promises'... what the hell, Academy?!— George McCann (@GCMcCannMovies) September 12, 2014
And finally, here is an extended list of more March 15th ‘cursed’ events, including the heaviest rainfall in history and a cyclone that killed 200 sailors.
Maybe we should beware…