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Friday March 15, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 221
    Liu 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.
  • 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.
  • 1514
    Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
  • 1564
    Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
  • 1916
    President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
  • 1926
    The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
  • 1931
    SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
  • 1986
    Hotel New World Disaster a 1 star hotel collapses in Singapore’s Little India’s district killing 33 people
  • 1990
    Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.

Who were born on March 15?

  • 1767
    Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
  • 1809
    Karl Josef von Hefele, German theologian (d. 1893)
  • 1882
    James Lightbody, American middle distance runner (d. 1953)
  • 1925
    Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist (d. 2007)
  • 1927
    Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
  • 1930
    Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946
    Bobby Bonds, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1953
    Richard Bruton, Irish politician
  • 1969
    Apollo Papathanasio, Swedish vocalist
  • 1969
    Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer

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