March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2020 was the 75th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 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.
- 1672Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse – Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.
- 1820Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
- 1922After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
- 1931SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
- 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).
- 1990Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1809Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia (d. 1876)
- 1830Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
- 1916Harry James, American musician and band leader (d. 1983)
- 1927Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
- 1930Kostas Nestoridis, Greek footballer
- 1940Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
- 1941Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
- 1969Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
- 1973Boris Durdevic, Croatian musician
- 1991Kii Kitano, Japanese actress
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