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 75th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 2, 2024 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,507,680 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 ‘heptacontapentagon’ day.

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 320 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 4,102 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

  • 44 BC
    Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
  • 1783
    In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.
  • 1888
    Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
  • 1906
    Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
  • 1916
    President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
  • 1917
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
  • 1922
    After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
  • 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?

  • 1867
    Lionel Johnson, British poet (d. 1902)
  • 1887
    Marjorie Merriweather Post, American entrepreneur (d. 1973)
  • 1935
    Leonid Yengibarian, Armenian clown and actor (d. 1972)
  • 1940
    Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
  • 1947
    Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor
  • 1954
    Craig Wasson, American actor
  • 1957
    Park Overall, American actress
  • 1960
    Mike Pagliarulo, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Jon Schaffer, American guitarist (Iced Earth)
  • 1975
    Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player

Who died on March 15?

  • 1311
    Walter V of Brienne, Duke of Athens
  • 1575
    Annibale Padovano, Italian composer (b. 1527)
  • 1670
    John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (b. 1597)
  • 1898
    Sir Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist (b. 1813)
  • 1957
    Ernst Nobs, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1886)
  • 1983
    Rebecca West, English writer (b. 1892)
  • 1997
    Victor Vasarely, Hungarian painter (b. 1906)
  • 2005
    Bob Bellear, Australian judge (b. 1944)
  • 2006
    George Rallis, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)
  • 2007
    Charles Harrelson, American hitman and father of Woody Harrelson (b. 1938)

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