About March 15

March 15, 2020 is the 75th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 334 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

  • 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.
  • 1545
    First meeting of the Council of Trent.
  • 1820
    Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
  • 1939
    Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
  • 1943
    World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1985
    The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
  • 1990
    Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
  • 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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