March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2019 was the 74th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 1311Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
- 1514Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
- 1564Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
- 1916President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
- 1926The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
- 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.
- 1986Hotel New World Disaster a 1 star hotel collapses in Singapore’s Little India’s district killing 33 people
- 1990Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1767Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
- 1809Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
- 1882James Lightbody, American middle distance runner (d. 1953)
- 1925Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist (d. 2007)
- 1927Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
- 1930Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1946Bobby Bonds, American baseball player (d. 2003)
- 1953Richard Bruton, Irish politician
- 1969Apollo Papathanasio, Swedish vocalist
- 1969Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer
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