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
  • 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 Music

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

Mar 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

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