March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2021 is the 74th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
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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)
- 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.
- 1564Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
- 1820Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
- 1888Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
- 1916President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
- 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.
- 1965President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
- 1986Hotel New World Disaster a 1 star hotel collapses in Singapore’s Little India’s district killing 33 people
- 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?
- 1771Robert Hett Chapman, American Presbyterian minister and president of the University of North Carolina (d. 1833)
- 1790Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician (d. 1861)
- 1818Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
- 1835John Henrie Kagi, American abolitionist (d. 1859)
- 1935Leonid Yengibarian, Armenian clown and actor (d. 1972)
- 1936Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1944Chi Cheng, Taiwanese athlete and politician
- 1954Craig Wasson, American actor
- 1975Will.i.am, American musician
- 1984Kostas Vasileiadis, Greek basketball player
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