March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2020 was the 75th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 280Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin 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.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse – Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.
- 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.
- 1917Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
- 1922After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
- 1943World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
- 1985The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
- 1990Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1852Augusta, Lady Gregory, Anglo-Irish dramatist (d. 1932)
- 1867Lionel Johnson, British poet (d. 1902)
- 1939Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
- 1945Mark J. Green, American public official
- 1952Howard Devoto, British musician (Buzzcocks, Magazine)
- 1959Fabio Lanzoni, Italian model
- 1964Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
- 1969Rona Ambrose, Canadian politician
- 1982Emily Tyndall, American actress
- 1983Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
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