What happened this day in history March 15

What are the important events that happened on March 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 15: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 15 is the 74th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 2, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,929,440 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptacontatetragon’ day.

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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 323 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,006 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 15: This Day In History

In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.

March 15 Historical Events

  • 221
    Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty.
  • 351
    Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
  • 1906
    Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
  • 1917
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
  • 1933
    Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
  • 1943
    World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
  • 1956
    My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
  • 2004
    French President Jacques Chirac signs the law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools, commonly known as the headscarf ban.

Who were born on March 15?

  • 1864
    Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian composer (d. 1935)
  • 1874
    Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • 1904
    Yu Gwan-sun, Korean independence fighter (d. 1920)
  • 1913
    Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • 1921
    Madelyn Pugh, American television writer
  • 1944
    Sly Stone, American musician
  • 1969
    Elvir Laković Laka, Bosnian rock singer
  • 1982
    Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984
    Juninho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985
    Eva Amurri, American actress

Who died on March 15?

  • 1311
    Walter V of Brienne, Duke of Athens
  • 1670
    John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (b. 1597)
  • 1891
    Théodore de Banville, French writer (b. 1823)
  • 1977
    Hubert Aquin, Canadian novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)
  • 1988
    Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet double-agent (b. 1926)
  • 1997
    Gail Davis, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Stuart Rosenberg, American film and television director (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 2008
    Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
  • 2009
    Ron Silver, American actor (b. 1946)

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