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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.
  • 280
    Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin Dynasty.
  • 1848
    A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Hotel New World Disaster a 1 star hotel collapses in Singapore’s Little India’s district killing 33 people
  • 2004
    French President Jacques Chirac signs the law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools, commonly known as the headscarf ban.

Who were born on March 15?

  • 1591
    Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)
  • 1824
    Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
  • 1830
    Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
  • 1866
    Matthew Charlton, Australian politician (d. 1948)
  • 1915
    Caterina Boratto, Italian film actress (d. 2010)
  • 1939
    Ted Kaufman, American politician
  • 1944
    Chi Cheng, Taiwanese athlete and politician
  • 1948
    Kate Bornstein, American author
  • 1954
    Craig Wasson, American actor
  • 1974
    Robert Fick, American baseball player

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