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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1514Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
- 1888Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
- 1917Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
- 1931SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
- 1939World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
- 1965President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
- 1985The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
- 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?
- 1737Amarindra, Queen consort to King Rama I of Siam (d. 1826)
- 1904Yu Gwan-sun, Korean independence fighter (d. 1920)
- 1913Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
- 1930Kostas Nestoridis, Greek footballer
- 1935Jimmy Swaggart, American televangelist
- 1957David Silverman, American animator
- 1959Harold Baines, American baseball player
- 1969Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
- 1975Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
- 1986Adrianne Leon, American singer-songwriter and actress
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