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McAninch Family History Newsletter

Volume XXI, Number 1, January 31, 2013.


A clearing house for McAninch and related surnames [McAninch, McIninch, McNinch (-sh)].

Published Quarterly since 1993.              Articles solicited, and Queries accepted.




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Miscellaneous info, Queries, and recent Nuggets (by States, alphabetical order)

Page 2013-02

(Alaska, Arkansas, Minnesota, Texas, Wyoming)




Everett C. McAninch (Oklahoma), Awarded a Silver Star in World War I

Page 2013-07



Beware The Ides of March 


The Roman calendar was originally based on the first three phases of the moon – the new moon, 

first quarter moon, and full moon. Each new month began with the new moon, Kalends (ancestor of 

our word calendar); the first quarter moon was Nones, and the Ides fell on the day of the full moon.

When the Romans fixed the lengths of the 12 months, they also fixed the date of the Ides. In March,

May, July and October, which were (most of the) months with 31 days, the Ides was on the 15th. 

In other months, it was on the 13th. [http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/calendars/a/romcalterm.htm] 


On the Ides, March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was murdered in Rome by a group of senators, led by  

Marcus Brutus. Even right after the assassination, Cicero could allude to the event just by referring

to it as the “Ides of March” event. [http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/caesar1/g/idesofmarch.htm]


Over 1600 years later, William Shakespeare immortalized the event in his play “Julius Caesar” --  

Caesar: . . .I hear a tongue shriller than all the music cry ‘Caesar!’ Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear. 

Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March. / Caesar: What man is that?

Brutus: A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March. [Julius Caesar, Act 1, scene 2, 15-19] 


This McAninch Family History Newsletter is Published by Frank and Jan (Mauk) McAninch

17531 Montbury Circle, Huntington Beach, California 92649-4823      Telephone: 714-846-5134

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McAninch Family History NL v.XXI n.1 / January 2013 / Copyright Frank McAninch / page 2013-01

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