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March 15th is the 74th day of the year (75th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of the year.
In the Roman calendar, March 15th is known as the "Ides of March", and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar.
On this page, we have placed information about March 15th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 15th
270 Saint Nicholas (bishop and saint)
1767 Andrew Jackson (7th US President)
1779 William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (British Prime Minister 1834, 1835-1841)
1809 Joseph Jenkins Roberts (first President of Liberia)
1815 John Snow (physician - identified contaminated water as the cause of cholera)
1830 Paul Heyse (author, translator)
1860 Waldemar Haffkine (bacteriologist - developed first vaccines for bubonic plague and cholera)
1866 Johan Vaaler (invented the paperclip)
1878 Reza Shah Pahlavi (Iranian King 1925-1941)
1930 Zhores Alferov (physicist)
1935 Jimmy Swaggart (televangalist)
1940 Frank Dobson (British politician)
1943 David Cronenberg (film director)
1943 Linda La Plante (actress, screenwriter, film director)
1944 Sly Stone (musician)
1952 Philip Green (businessman)
1955 Dee Snider (singer - Twisted Sister)
1962 Terence Trent D'Arby (singer)
1963 Brett Michaels (musician - Poison)
1971 Penny Lancaster (model, photographer)
1975 Eva Longoria (actress)
1975 will.i.am (recording artist, songwriter, DJ, record producer)
1993 Paul Pogba (soccer player)
March 15th in History788887
44 BC Julius Caesar is stabbed to death.
1493 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the New World.
1672 King Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence, which extends religious liberty to Protestant nonconformists and Roman Catholics.
1820 Maine admitted as 23rd US state.
1827 University of Toronto founded.
1892 Liverpool FC (soccer club) founded.
1895 The Heian Shrine is founded, an important Shinto shrine in Japan, is founded.
1906 Rolls-Royce incorporated.
1909 Selfridges opens in London, England.
1916 Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 US troops into Mexico to pursue Pancho Villa.
1922 Egypt independent from UK.
1933 Engelbert Dollfuss takes dictatorial powers over Austria.
1951 Iran nationalizes the oil industry in that countr.
1956 My Fair Lady premieres in New York City.
1961 South Africa withdraws from the British Commonwealth.
1985 First internet domain name (symbolics.com) is registered.
1990 Mikhail Gorbachev elected first President of the USSR.
1990 Iraq hangs the British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
2011 Start of Syrian Civil War.
2019 1.4 million young people around the world strike to protest against climate change.
March 15th is also
The "Ides of March" (Roman Calendar)
International Day Against Police Brutality
People born on March 15th are Pisces
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