March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2021 was the 74th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 351Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
- 1311Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
- 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.
- 1848A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
- 1917Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
- 1939Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
- 1939World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
- 1985The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1493Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France (d. 1567)
- 1831Daniel Comboni, Italian missionary (d. 1881)
- 1887Marjorie Merriweather Post, American entrepreneur (d. 1973)
- 1926Norm Van Brocklin, American football player (d. 1983)
- 1939Julie Tullis, British climber (d. 1986)
- 1939Ted Kaufman, American politician
- 1953Richard Bruton, Irish politician
- 1975Eva Longoria, American actress
- 1977Adrian Burnside, Australian baseball player
- 1985Kellan Lutz, American model and actor
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