On This Day in History for March 15
Events in History
- 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
- 351 Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
- 493 Theodoric the Great, King of the Ostrogoths, murders King Odoacer of Italy with his sword at a banquet in Ravenna
- 933 Battle of Riade: German King Henry I beats Magyars
- 1311 Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
- 1360 French attack English south coast, raiding Winchelsea
- 1382 Conservative "Popolo Grasso" regain power in Florence, Italy
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Weddings in History
- 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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March in History
Assassination of Julius CaesarThe Death of Caesar by Jean-Léon Gérôme
March 15, 44 BC
Hitler Invades CzechoslovakiaAdolf Hitler meets with Czech President Emil Hácha. After being told of the impending invasion by Germany, Hácha suffered a heart attack at the meeting.
March 15, 1939
Nature Blows Gunboat Diplomacy Out of the WaterThe world's superpowers were prepared to use the power of their warships to control the Samoan Islands in the 1880s. But nature had other ideas.
March 15, 1889
My Lai: America's Village of ShameAmerican soldiers fighting in Vietnam entered the village of My Lai on this day. What followed was a massacre of civilians that shames US military history.
March 16, 1968