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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 2, 2022 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 457,584 hours 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 313 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 3,371 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

  • 280
    Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin Dynasty.
  • 933
    After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
  • 1311
    Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
  • 1514
    Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
  • 1545
    First meeting of the Council of Trent.
  • 1917
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
  • 1939
    Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
  • 1952
    In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24 hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).
  • 1986
    Hotel New World Disaster a 1 star hotel collapses in Singapore’s Little India’s district killing 33 people

Who were born on March 15?

  • 1874
    Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • 1913
    Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • 1916
    Frank Coghlan Jr, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1932
    Alan Bean, American astronaut
  • 1940
    Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
  • 1944
    Sly Stone, American musician
  • 1953
    Heather Graham, American writer
  • 1971
    Joanne Wise, English long jumper
  • 1981
    Young Buck, American rapper
  • 1983
    Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor

Who died on March 15?

  • 493
    Odoacer, King of Italy (b. 435)
  • 1145
    Pope Lucius II
  • 1416
    John, Duke of Berry, son of John II of France (b. 1340)
  • 1957
    Ernst Nobs, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1886)
  • 1970
    Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian writer (b. 1897)
  • 1986
    Alexandru Giugaru, Romanian actor (b. 1897)
  • 1997
    Victor Vasarely, Hungarian painter (b. 1906)
  • 2004
    John Pople, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
  • 2008
    Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • 2011
    Smiley Culture, British reggae singer (b. 1963)

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