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Tuesday March 15, 2016

March 15: Day of the Week

March 15, 2016 was the 75th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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 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.
  • 221
    Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty.
  • 933
    After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
  • 1545
    First meeting of the Council of Trent.
  • 1564
    Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
  • 1672
    Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
  • 1820
    Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
  • 1926
    The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 15?

  • 1914
    Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
  • 1926
    Ben Johnston, American composer
  • 1930
    Kostas Nestoridis, Greek footballer
  • 1953
    Richard Bruton, Irish politician
  • 1959
    Fabio Lanzoni, Italian model
  • 1961
    Craig Ludwig, American ice hockey player
  • 1968
    Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray)
  • 1975
    Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
  • 1982
    Emily Tyndall, American actress
  • 1988
    James Reimer, Canadian hockey player

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