This Week in History: March 13-19

ABC News' Jonathan Karl looks back at great moments in history, politics and pop culture.
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Power dive that in times before that the items are reduced the fifth. But want to do. This week in history serious history and in the year 44 BC Roman leader Julius Caesar was assassinated on the ides of march is to group. As brought to life in this 1953. Film starring Marlon Brando. Benny BD BT I came I saw I conquered but shortly after declaring himself. Dictator for life the senate turned against Caesar and murdered him. This week in 1990. Mikhail Gorbachev was elected the first ever president of the Soviet Union. Gorbachev tried to inject a little democracy. And some free market reforms he do his country's Communist system earning him a Nobel Peace Prize. His glasnost and perestroika. Contributed to the dissolution of the massive USS all our. This week in 1964. Jack Ruby was convicted and sentenced to death from this caught on camera murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. We've been charged with the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. Ruby's conviction have been appealed and overturned. In his retrial was pending when he died so technically he was on convicted at the time of his death. I like I kept track. And this week in political theater the year 2000. The Simpsons episode or to the future featured Lisa Simpson as the president. Talking about her predecessor. You know no other didn't Donald. We've this week in history I'm Jonathan Karl.

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