Julius Caesar was assassinated in the Senate in Rome on this day in 44 B.C.
"Beware the Ides of March," the soothsayer urges Julius Caesar in William Shakespeare’s "Tragedy of Julius Caesar" (act I, scene ii). Despite the forewarning, Caesar is stabbed in the back by his friend Marcus Brutus. Caesar falls and utters his famous last words, "Et tu, Brute?" (And you, Brutus?)