Historical Events in March 2015

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Mar 3 "Under the Dome" a documentary on pollution in China by Chai Jing has been viewed over 150 million times in 3 days on Tencent

Journalist and Environmental Activist Chai Jing
Journalist and Environmental Activist
Chai Jing

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Mar 5 Harrison Ford crash-lands his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR aeroplane in California

  • Mar 5 -8th Islamic State militants ransack and destroy ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra and Dur-Sharrukin in Iraq
  • Mar 6 US State Department charges 2 Vietnamese and a Canadian citizen with cyberfraud, for stealing 1 billion email addresses for spam
  • Mar 6 NASA's Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres
  • Mar 7 54 people are killed & 143 are wounded by 5 Boko Haram suicide bombings in Maiduguri city, Nigeria

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Mar 9 US President Barack Obama signs an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat to the US

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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Mar 10 The family of Marvin Gaye win a record $7.3 million lawsuit for music copyright infringement against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.

  • Mar 13 Cyclone Pam causes widespread damage in Vanuatu and the South Pacific, including 15-16 deaths.
  • Mar 14 62nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Notre Dame beats North Carolina, 90-82
  • Mar 14 36th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Xavier, 69-52
  • Mar 15 56th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 78-63
  • Mar 24 Germanwings flight on route between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashes in the French Alps killing all 150 on board
  • Mar 24 The Opportunity rover becomes the first to complete a Martian marathon
  • Mar 25 British musician Zayn Malik annouces he is leaving the band One Direction
  • Mar 26 Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012
  • Mar 27 Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M launches to deliver three crew members to the international space station to research the long-term effects of micro gravity
  • Mar 29 Cricket World Cup: Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Mar 29 Nigerian General Election - voting is extended to a 2nd day. death toll from Boko Haram attacks at 43