March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2017 was the 74th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 44 BCJulius 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.
- 221Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty.
- 351Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
- 933After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
- 1514Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
- 1917Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
- 1926The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
- 1933Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
- 1952In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24 hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).
- 2004French 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?
- 1493Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France (d. 1567)
- 1809Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
- 1821Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (d. 1895)
- 1854Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
- 1941Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
- 1957Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
- 1959Harold Baines, American baseball player
- 1968Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian politician
- 1972Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44 and blink-182)
- 1984Juninho, Brazilian footballer
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