What Happened on March 15

Historical Events

  • 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 and nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to succeed him [OS Mar 2]
  • 1962 Five research groups announce the discovery of anti-matter
  • 2019 Climate change strikes held by school children take place around the world inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg
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Mar 15 in Film & TV

Mar 15 in Music

  • 1945 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)

Mar 15 in Sport

  • 1869 With 10 salaried players, Cincinnati Red Stockings become baseball's first professional team

Did You Know?

The first Internet domain name, symbolics.com is registered

On March 15, 1985

Would You Believe?

Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest

On March 15, 1940

Famous Weddings

  • 1957 American actor Alan Alda (21) weds American classical clarinest and photographer Arlene Weiss (24)
  • 1964 English-American actress Elizabeth Taylor (32) marries for the 5th time to Welsh actor Richard Burton (38); divorce in 1974, remarry in 1975
  • 1969 American singer and actress Judy Garland (46) weds American nightclub manager Mickey Deans, at Chelsea Register Office, London, England

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