March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2023 was the 74th day of the year 2023 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
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March 15: This Day in History
In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.
March 15 Historical Event(s)
- 280Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin Dynasty.
- 933After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
- 1311Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
- 1672Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- 1820Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
- 1926The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
- 1931SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
- 1943World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
- 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).
- 1990Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1809Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
- 1813John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
- 1830Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
- 1920E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel laureate
- 1921Madelyn Pugh, American television writer
- 1921Stafford Smythe, Canadian hockey executive (d. 1971)
- 1941Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
- 1955Dee Snider, American singer (Twisted Sister)
- 1972Mike Tomlin, American football coach
- 1981Veronica Maggio, Swedish singer
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