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.
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)
- 1311Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
- 1493Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
- 1545First meeting of the Council of Trent.
- 1672Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- 1783In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.
- 1820Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
- 1939Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
- 1985The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
- 1986Hotel New World Disaster a 1 star hotel collapses in Singapore’s Little India’s district killing 33 people
Who were born on March 15?
- 1813John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
- 1821William Milligan, Scottish theologian (d. 1892)
- 1884Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1951)
- 1923Charles Wheeler, British journalist (d. 2008)
- 1939David Eisenberg, American biochemist
- 1976Cara Pifko, Canadian actress
- 1976Katherine Brooks, American television director
- 1977Adrian Burnside, Australian baseball player
- 1978Takeru Kobayashi, Japanese competitive eater
- 1983Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
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