About March 15

March 15, 2024 is the 75th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 320 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

  • 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.
  • 280
    Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin Dynasty.
  • 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) .
  • 1672
    Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
  • 1783
    In 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'état never takes place.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
  • 1939
    World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).
  • 1990
    Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
  • 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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