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
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.
Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
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?
Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian composer (d. 1935)
Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
Yu Gwan-sun, Korean independence fighter (d. 1920)
Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
Madelyn Pugh, American television writer
Sly Stone, American musician
Elvir Laković Laka, Bosnian rock singer
Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
Juninho, Brazilian footballer
Eva Amurri, American actress
Who died on March 15?
Walter V of Brienne, Duke of Athens
John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (b. 1597)
Théodore de Banville, French writer (b. 1823)
Hubert Aquin, Canadian novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)
Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet double-agent (b. 1926)
Gail Davis, American actress (b. 1925)
Stuart Rosenberg, American film and television director (b. 1927)
Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer, TV shows announcer (b. 1951)
Ron Silver, American actor (b. 1946)
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