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
Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin Dynasty.
After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
First meeting of the Council of Trent.
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
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).
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?
Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
Frank Coghlan Jr, American actor (d. 2009)
Alan Bean, American astronaut
Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
Sly Stone, American musician
Heather Graham, American writer
Joanne Wise, English long jumper
Young Buck, American rapper
Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
Who died on March 15?
Odoacer, King of Italy (b. 435)
Pope Lucius II
John, Duke of Berry, son of John II of France (b. 1340)
Ernst Nobs, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1886)
Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian writer (b. 1897)
Alexandru Giugaru, Romanian actor (b. 1897)
Victor Vasarely, Hungarian painter (b. 1906)
John Pople, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
Smiley Culture, British reggae singer (b. 1963)
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