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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 933
    After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
  • 1311
    Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
  • 1672
    Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
  • 1906
    Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
  • 1931
    SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
  • 1943
    World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
  • 1956
    My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
  • 1985
    The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
  • 1990
    Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
  • 1990
    Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.

Who were born on March 15?

  • 1830
    Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
  • 1866
    Matthew Charlton, Australian politician (d. 1948)
  • 1933
    Philippe de Broca, French film director (d. 2004)
  • 1936
    David Andrews, Irish politician
  • 1940
    Phil Lesh, American musician (Grateful Dead)
  • 1955
    Dee Snider, American singer (Twisted Sister)
  • 1972
    Mike Tomlin, American football coach
  • 1975
    Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
  • 1982
    Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)
  • 1990
    Siobhan Magnus, American singer

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