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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)

  • 933
    After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
  • 1672
    Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse – Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.
  • 1848
    A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
  • 1917
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
  • 1931
    SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
  • 1956
    My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
  • 1961
    South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1985
    The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
  • 1990
    Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.

Who were born on March 15?

  • 1791
    Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
  • 1830
    Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
  • 1915
    Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
  • 1923
    Charles Wheeler, British journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1946
    Howard E. Scott, American musician (War)
  • 1947
    Gino Ferrin, German footballer
  • 1952
    Howard Koh, American state government official
  • 1953
    Richard Bruton, Irish politician
  • 1957
    Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
  • 1971
    Penny Lancaster, English model

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