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What Happened on March 15th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 51 people are killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings.
2019 1.4 million young people in 123 countries go on strike to protest climate change.
2011 Beginning of the Syrian Civil War.
2008 Stockpiles of obsolete ammunition explode at an ex-military ammunition depot in the village of Gërdec, Albania, killing 26 people. To date, no other tragedy has caused more deaths in post-World War II Albania.
1991 Cold War: The Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany comes into effect, granting full sovereignty to the Federal Republic of Germany.
1990 Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
1986 Collapse of Hotel New World: Thirty-three people die when the Hotel New World in Singapore collapses.
1978 Somalia and Ethiopia signed a truce to end the Ethio-Somali War.
1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
1961 At the 1961 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference, South Africa announces that it will withdraw from the Commonwealth when the South African Constitution of 1961 comes into effect.
1952 In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).
1951 Iranian oil industry is nationalized.
1945 World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
1943 World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov: The Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
1941 Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines takes its first flight between Manila (from Nielson Field) to Baguio City with a Beechcraft Model 18 making the airline the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name.
1939 Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
1933 Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the Austrofascist dictatorship.
1931 SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
1927 The first Women's Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on The Isis in Oxford.
1926 The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
1922 After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
1921 Talaat Pasha, former Grand Vizir of the Ottoman Empire and chief architect of the Armenian Genocide is assassinated in Berlin by a 23-year-old Armenian, Soghomon Tehlirian.
1917 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne ending the 304-year Romanov dynasty.
1916 United States President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
1906 Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
1895 Heian Shrine is founded.
1888 Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
1878 Restoration of the Scottish Catholic hierarchy, broken off back in 1603.
1877 First ever official cricket test match is played: Australia vs England at the MCG Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia.
1875 Archbishop of New York John McCloskey is named the first cardinal in the United States.
1874 France and Vietnam sign the Second Treaty of Saigon, further recognizing the full sovereignty of France over Cochinchina.
1864 American Civil War: The Red River Campaign: U.S. Navy fleet arrives at Alexandria, Louisiana.
1848 A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
1827 University of Toronto is founded.
1820 Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
1819 French physicist Augustin Fresnel is adjudged the winner of the Grand Prix of the Académie des Sciences for his "Memoir on the Diffraction of Light", which verifies the Fresnel integrals, accounts for the limited extent to which light spreads into shadows, and thereby demolishes Newton's initial objection to the wave theory of light.
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'état never takes place.
1781 American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Court House: Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat a mixed American force numbering 4,400 in a Pyrrhic victory.
1672 Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
1564 Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes "jizya" (per capita tax).
1493 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
1311 Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V, Count of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
1147 Conquest of Santarém: The forces of Afonso I of Portugal capture Santarém.
933 After a ten-year truce, German King Henry the Fowler defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
856 Michael III, emperor of the Byzantine Empire, overthrows the regency of his mother, empress Theodora (wife of Theophilos) with support of the Byzantine nobility.
493 Odoacer, the first barbarian King of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, is slain by Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths, while the two kings were feasting together.
474 BC Roman consul Gnaeus Manlius Vulso celebrates an ovation for concluding the war against Veii and securing a forty years' truce.
351 Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
44 BC Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger and his fellow conspirators, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators, march to the Capitol following the assassination of Julius Caesar, but there is no response to their appeals to the population, who have left the streets in fear. Caesar's body remains in its place
Famous People Born on March 15

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Year Name
1865 Manuk Abeghian, Armenian author and scholar (d. 1944)
1933 Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1886 Wladimir Burliuk, Ukrainian-Greek painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
1984 Olivier Jean, Canadian speed skater
1890 Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician and mountaineer (d. 1980)
1971 Joanne Wise, English long jumper
1954 Craig Wasson, American actor
1977 Brian Tee, Japanese-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1928 Bob Wilber, American clarinetist and saxophonist
1926 Norm Van Brocklin, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
Famous People Deaths On March 15

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Date Name
1898 Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (b. 1813)
1820 Clement Mary Hofbauer, Austrian priest and saint (b. 1751)
2013 Masamichi Noro, Japanese-French martial artist, founded Kinomichi (b. 1935)
2015 Mike Porcaro, American bass player (b. 1955)
1311 Thomas III d'Autremencourt, Lord of Salona, Marshal of Achaea
1933 Gustavo Jiménez, Peruvian colonel and politician, 73rd President of Peru (b. 1886)
1673 Salvator Rosa, Italian painter and poet (b. 1615)
2005 Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)
990 Siegfried I (the Older), German nobleman
1983 Coloman Braun-Bogdan, Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1905)