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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 2, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 466,344 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 332 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 3,736 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.
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.
Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
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?
Romanos II, Byzantine emperor (d. 963)
James Basevi Ord, US army officer (d. 1938)
Ben Johnston, American composer
Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
Richard Bruton, Irish politician
Marco Pennette, American television producer
Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
Darcy Tucker, Canadian hockey player
Will.i.am, American musician
Juninho, Brazilian footballer
Who died on March 15?
Pargalı İbrahim Pasha, Grand Vizier under Suleiman the Magnificent
Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)
H. P. Lovecraft, American writer (b. 1890)
Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (b. 1900)
Rebecca West, English writer (b. 1892)
Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet double-agent (b. 1926)
Paul Stojanovich, Reality TV pioneer (b. 1956)
Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)
Ron Silver, American actor (b. 1946)
Smiley Culture, British reggae singer (b. 1963)
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