What Happened on March 15

Significant Events

  • 44 BC Julius Caesar, is stabbed to death by Brutus, Cassius and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March in Rome
  • 221 Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself Emperor of Shu-Han, claiming legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty
  • 1493 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World
  • 1783 In 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'etat never takes place.
  • 1917 Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates & nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to succeed him [OS Mar 2]
  • 1962 Five research groups announce the discovery of anti-matter
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Did You Know?

The first Internet domain name, symbolics.com is registered

On March 15, 1985

Famous Weddings

  • 1964 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (32) marries for the 5th time to actor Richard Burton (38)
  • 2010 Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France
  • 2014 "Today" show anchor Savannah Guthrie (42) weds public relations Michael Feldman (45) at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, Arizona
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