March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2017 is the 74th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac 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.
March 15: This Day in History
In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.
March 15 Historical Event(s)
- 44 BCJulius 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.
- 280Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin Dynasty.
- 1493Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
- 1926The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
- 1931SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
- 1939Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
- 1965President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
- 1985The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).
- 1990Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
- 1990Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1790Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician (d. 1861)
- 1791Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
- 1809Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
- 1884Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1951)
- 1904Yu Gwan-sun, Korean independence fighter (d. 1920)
- 1925Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist (d. 2007)
- 1975Will.i.am, American musician
- 1983Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
- 1985James MacLurcan, Australian actor
- 1989Bryce Gibbs, Australian rules footballer
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