March 15th Events

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March 15th, 2044 (March 15 2044)EventJulius 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.Marcus Junius Brutus Quotes
March 15th, 2004 (March 15 2004)EventAnnouncement of the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the Solar system so far observed.
March 15th, 2003 (March 15 2003)EventHu Jintao takes over presidency for the People s Republic of China.
March 15th, 1991 (March 15 1991)EventGermany formally regains complete independence after the four post-World War II occupying powers (France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union) relinquish all remaining rights.
March 15th, 1990 (March 15 1990)EventGulf War: Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
March 15th, 1990 (March 15 1990)EventMikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first executive president of the Soviet Union.
March 15th, 1990 (March 15 1990)EventThe ethnic clashes of Targu Mures begin on the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.
March 15th, 1989 (March 15 1989)EventThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is established.
March 15th, 1988 (March 15 1988)EventThe Halabja poison gas attack of the Iran-Iraq War begins.
March 15th, 1985 (March 15 1985)EventThe first Internet domain name is registered (
March 15th, 1970 (March 15 1970)EventThe Expo 70 world s fair opens in Osaka, Japan.
March 15th, 1965 (March 15 1965)EventPresident Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
March 15th, 1961 (March 15 1961)EventSouth Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
March 15th, 1952 (March 15 1952)EventIn Cilaos, Reunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in one day, setting a new world record.
March 15th, 1944 (March 15 1944)EventWorld War II: Battle of Monte CassinoAllied aircraft bomb the German-held monastery and stage an assault.
March 15th, 1943 (March 15 1943)EventWorld War II: Third Battle of Kharkovthe Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
March 15th, 1941 (March 15 1941)EventA blizzard strikes western Canada and USA killing 79.
March 15th, 1939 (March 15 1939)EventWorld War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
March 15th, 1933 (March 15 1933)EventAustrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
March 15th, 1926 (March 15 1926)EventThe dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
March 15th, 1922 (March 15 1922)EventAfter Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
March 15th, 1919 (March 15 1919)EventThe American Legion forms in Paris.
March 15th, 1917 (March 15 1917)EventTsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
March 15th, 1916 (March 15 1916)EventPresident Woodrow Wilson sends 12,000 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
March 15th, 1906 (March 15 1906)EventRolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
March 15th, 1877 (March 15 1877)EventThe first Test cricket match begins between England and Australia.
March 15th, 1873 (March 15 1873)EventThe Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity is founded at Massachusetts Agricultural College.
March 15th, 1848 (March 15 1848)EventA revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
March 15th, 1820 (March 15 1820)EventMaine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
March 15th, 1783 (March 15 1783)EventIn 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 etat never takes place.George Washington Quotes
March 15th, 1781 (March 15 1781)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford CourthouseNear present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.
March 15th, 1776 (March 15 1776)EventSouth Carolina becomes the first American colony to declare its independence from Great Britain and set up its own government.
March 15th, 1672 (March 15 1672)EventCharles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
March 15th, 1545 (March 15 1545)EventFirst meeting of the Council of Trent.
March 15th, 1493 (March 15 1493)EventChristopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.Christopher Columbus Quotes
March 15th, 1311 (March 15 1311)EventBattle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
March 15th, 0933 (March 15 0933)EventAfter a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
March 15th, 0351 (March 15 0351)EventConstantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
March 15th, 0221 (March 15 0221)EventLiu 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.

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