March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2016 is the 75th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
- 1564Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
- 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.
- 1931SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
- 1933Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
- 1939World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
- 1985The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).
- 1986Hotel New World Disaster a 1 star hotel collapses in Singapore’s Little India’s district killing 33 people
- 1990Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1455Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
- 1493Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France (d. 1567)
- 1666George Bähr, German architect (d. 1738)
- 1851William Mitchell Ramsay, Scottish archaeologist (d. 1939)
- 1934Aldo Giorgini, Italian artist
- 1940Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
- 1953Kostas Bigalis, Greek singer and songwriter
- 1963Bret Michaels, American musician (Poison)
- 1973Lee Jung-jae, South Korean actor & model
- 1985James MacLurcan, Australian actor
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