This is the Live Commentary for Wednesday March the 15th, 2017. Today is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days left till the end of the year.
On this day in 44 BC, Julius Caesar, the dictator of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by several Roman senators in the Theatre of Pompey. And that’s the origin of the famous quotation “You too, Brutus?”
Adapted from Wikipedia:
Et tu, Brute? (pronounced [ɛt ˈtuː ˈbruːtɛ]) is a Latin phrase meaning “and you, Brutus?”, “even you, Brutus?” or “you too, Brutus?”. It is said to have been the last words of the Roman dictator Julius Caesar to his friend Marcus Brutus at the moment of his assassination.
The quotation is widely used in the English-speaking world to signify the utmost unexpected betrayal by a person, such as a friend.
This is also the day on which, in 1935, Percy Shaw founded his company Reflecting Roadstuds Limited to make cat’s eyes.
Have a good day everybody…