About March 15

March 15, 2022 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.

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Pisces is the sun 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.

March 15: More About This Day

In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.

What Happened On March 15

  • 280
    Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin Dynasty.
  • 351
    Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
  • 933
    After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
  • 1311
    Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
  • 1514
    Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
  • 1564
    Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse – Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.
  • 1820
    Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
  • 1917
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
  • 1926
    The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
  • 1931
    SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
  • 1939
    Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
  • 1939
    World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
  • 1952
    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).
  • 1956
    My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
  • 1961
    South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1965
    President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
  • 2004
    French President Jacques Chirac signs the law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools, commonly known as the headscarf ban.

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