On This Day

What Happened on March 15

Important 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 and 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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March 15 in Film & TV

March 15 in Music

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

March 15 in Sport

  • 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st professional baseball 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

  • 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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