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Wednesday March 15, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 44 BC
    Julius 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.
  • 221
    Liu 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.
  • 351
    Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
  • 933
    After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
  • 1514
    Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
  • 1917
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
  • 1926
    The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
  • 1933
    Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
  • 1952
    In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24 hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).
  • 2004
    French 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?

  • 1493
    Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France (d. 1567)
  • 1809
    Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
  • 1821
    Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (d. 1895)
  • 1854
    Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1941
    Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
  • 1957
    Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
  • 1959
    Harold Baines, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian politician
  • 1972
    Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44 and blink-182)
  • 1984
    Juninho, Brazilian footballer

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