This week, a long time ago…


In the world:

March 15, 44 B.C. — Gaius Julius Caesar is stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house. Et tu, Brute?

March 13, 1969 — Herbie “The Love Bug” debuts. The original Herbie movie was followed by four theatrical sequels (the latest in 2005), a TV series and a made-for-TV remake.

At Microsoft:

March 13, 1986 — Microsoft stock goes public at $21 per share, rising to $28 per share by the end of the first trading day. The initial public offering raises $61 million.

This above photo features Microsoft’s executives on IPO day, including Frank Gaudette (far left), Jon Shirley (next to Frank) and Bill Gates.


Comments (2)

  1. Rosyna says:

    Uhm, I wasn’t aware that March 28th was this week. (March 28th is the 2051st anniversary of Caesar’s death)

  2. MithunDhar says:

    You are right! March 28th isnt this week! 🙂 Ceaser was killed on the 15th of March! Beware of the ‘ides of march’…remember that line from Julius Caesar? 🙂