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Wednesday March 15, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1514
    Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
  • 1888
    Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
  • 1965
    President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
  • 1985
    The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
  • 1985
    The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).
  • 1990
    Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
  • 1990
    Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.

Who were born on March 15?

  • 1737
    Amarindra, Queen consort to King Rama I of Siam (d. 1826)
  • 1904
    Yu Gwan-sun, Korean independence fighter (d. 1920)
  • 1913
    Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • 1930
    Kostas Nestoridis, Greek footballer
  • 1935
    Jimmy Swaggart, American televangelist
  • 1957
    David Silverman, American animator
  • 1959
    Harold Baines, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
  • 1975
    Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
  • 1986
    Adrianne Leon, American singer-songwriter and actress

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