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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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 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) .
  • 1922
    After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
  • 1939
    Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
  • 1939
    World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
  • 1943
    World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
  • 1945
    World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
  • 1952
    In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24 hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).
  • 1956
    My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
  • 1990
    Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.

Who were born on March 15?

  • 1275
    Margaret of England (1275–1333), English princess (d. 1333)
  • 1591
    Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)
  • 1913
    Macdonald Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1918
    Richard Ellmann, American biographer (d. 1987)
  • 1935
    Leonid Yengibarian, Armenian clown and actor (d. 1972)
  • 1936
    David Andrews, Irish politician
  • 1936
    Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1940
    Phil Lesh, American musician (Grateful Dead)
  • 1954
    Massimo Bubola, Italian singer-songwriter
  • 1962
    Jimmy Baio, American actor

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