Ides of March.
Today is the Ides of March, but do many of us even know what that means? Many of us know it was the day when Julia Caeser was stabbed to death, and only that because of Shakespeare.
However, Ides simply referred to the first new moon of a given month, which usually fell between the 13th and 15th. In fact, the Ides of March once signified the new year, which meant celebrations and rejoicing. Yet when heroes in movies, books and television shows are faced with the Ides of March, it's always a bad omen.