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    • March 15, 0044 "BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March."

    • March 15, 0221 "Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han, claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty."

    • March 15, 0351 "Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire."

    • March 15, 0933 "After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the river Unstrut."

    • March 15, 0933 Battle at Riade: German King Henry I beats Magyaren

    • March 15, 0933 Henry the Fowler routs Magyar raiders March 15 at Merseburg

    • March 15, 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."

    • March 15, 1360 "France invasion army lands on English south coast, conquers Winchel"

    • March 15, 1382 "Conservative ""Popolo Grasso"" regain power in Florence Italy"

    • March 15, 1391 Jew hating Monk in Seville Spain stirs up people to attack Jews

    • March 15, 1493 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after first new world voyage

    • March 15, 1545 First meeting of the Council of Trent.

    • March 15, 1560 Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise France

    • March 15, 1562 General François de Guise enters Paris France

    • March 15, 1672 King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence

    • March 15, 1729 "Sister St Stanislas Hachard, first US nun, takes her vows, N Orleans"

    • March 15, 1744 French King Louis XV declares war on England

    • March 15, 1776 South Carolina became the first American colony to declare its independence from Great Britain and set up its own government.

    • March 15, 1778 "Nootka Sound, BC Captain James Cook reaches the west coast of Vancouver Island with his ships Resolution and Discovery, on the way to search for a North West Passage from the Pacific; names the site Friendly Cove after a warm reception from local Nootka people"

    • March 15, 1778 "Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook"

    • March 15, 1781 "Battle of Guilford Court House, South Carolina (British suffer heavy losses)"

    • March 15, 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."

    • March 15, 1812 "First Russian settlement in California, Russian River"

    • March 15, 1820 Maine admitted as 23rd state

    • March 15, 1820 Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.

    • March 15, 1827 "Freedom's Journal, first Black newspaper, publishes"

    • March 15, 1827 The University of Toronto is chartered.

    • March 15, 1827 University of Toronto is chartered

    • March 15, 1855 Louisiana establishes first health board to regulate quarantine

    • March 15, 1862 General John Hunt Morgan begins 4 days of raids near Gallatin TN

    • March 15, 1864 Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria LA

    • March 15, 1873 Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity is founded at Massachusetts Agricultural College

    • March 15, 1875 First US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested

    • March 15, 1877 "Commencement of first Test Cricket, Australia vs England at MCG"

    • March 15, 1877 "The first Test cricket match begins, between England and Australia."

    • March 15, 1887 Michigan appoints first salaried game and fish warden in US(William Alden Smith)

    • March 15, 1889 "6 US and German warships perish in harbor of Apia Samoa, 200 die"

    • March 15, 1892 Escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (New York NY)

    • March 15, 1892 Liverpool Football Club founded by John Houlding

    • March 15, 1892 New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)

    • March 15, 1892 "The first escalator, the Reno Inclined Elevator, is patented by Jesse W Reno of New York."

    • March 15, 1903 British conquest of northern Nigeria is complete.

    • March 15, 1905 Cretan revolutionaries announce the re-unification of Crete with the rest of Greece.

    • March 15, 1906 "Brits Rolls, Royce and Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd"

    • March 15, 1907 Finland is first European country to give women the right to vote

    • March 15, 1909 Selfridges department store opens in London.

    • March 15, 1913 Cleveland establishes first small claims court

    • March 15, 1913 First Presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)

    • March 15, 1915 Netherlands merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed and sinks in North Sea

    • March 15, 1916 "General Pershing, 15,000 troops chasing Villa into Mexico, stays 10-months"

    • March 15, 1916 "Six days after Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa killed seventeen Americans during a raid into U.S. territory, President Woodrow Wilson sends 6,600 U.S. troops over the border to capture Villa dead or alive"

    • March 15, 1916 University of Gent goes under Dutch control

    • March 15, 1919 American Legion forms (Paris France)

    • March 15, 1919 The American Legion forms in Paris.

    • March 15, 1921 "The colony of Ruanda, East Africa, is ceded to Britain by Belgium."

    • March 15, 1922 "After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt."

    • March 15, 1923 Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke

    • March 15, 1926 "Belgium's ""black monday"", franc falls"

    • March 15, 1926 The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.

    • March 15, 1928 Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)

    • March 15, 1930 "The first streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched"

    • March 15, 1933 NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation and discrimination

    • March 15, 1934 US Information Service opens

    • March 15, 1935 George Headley completes 270 in cricket vs England at Kingston

    • March 15, 1937 The first blood bank is established (Chicago IL)

    • March 15, 1938 "Saudi Arabia began producing oil, a natural resource that would transform a virtual dust bowl of a nation into one so wealthy that King Faisal's main problem was what to do with too much money"

    • March 15, 1939 Germany occupies Czechoslovakia.

    • March 15, 1939 Hitler occupies Bohemia and Moravia (Czechoslovakia); Slovakia independence

    • March 15, 1940 "Göring says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest"

    • March 15, 1941 Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151

    • March 15, 1943 Allied reconnaissance flight over Java

    • March 15, 1943 Red Army evacuates Kharkov

    • March 15, 1943 World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov - the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.

    • March 15, 1944 Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing

    • March 15, 1945 "17th Academy Awards: ""Going my Way"", Bing Cosby and Ingrid Bergman win"

    • March 15, 1945 Billboard publishes its first album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)

    • March 15, 1945 Catholic University of Nijmegen reopens

    • March 15, 1946 British premier Attlee agrees with India's right to independence

    • March 15, 1947 John Lee appointed first black commissioned officer in US Navy

    • March 15, 1948 Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team vs Western Australia

    • March 15, 1948 Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine

    • March 15, 1949 UK hist Clothes rationing ends in Britain

    • March 15, 1950 "NYC hires Dr Wallace E Howell as its official ""rainmaker"""

    • March 15, 1951 "In Teheran, Iran Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company; founded by Lord Strathcona and first developed by Canadian drillers."

    • March 15, 1951 Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

    • March 15, 1952 "Greatest 24-hour rainfall begins; 187 cm at La Réunion, Indian Ocean"

    • March 15, 1952 "In Cilaos, Runion, 73 inches (1870 mm) of rain falls in one day, setting a new world record."

    • March 15, 1953 "West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1"

    • March 15, 1954 """CBS Morning Show"" premieres with Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar"

    • March 15, 1955 US Air Force unveils self-guided missile

    • March 15, 1956 """My Fair Lady"" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances"

    • March 15, 1956 The Broadway musical My Fair Lady opens in New York City.

    • March 15, 1957 Britian becomes the 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb

    • March 15, 1958 Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapsed during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma and is permanently disabled

    • March 15, 1959 Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 minutes 42.5 seconds

    • March 15, 1960 Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park)

    • March 15, 1960 "National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated"

    • March 15, 1961 South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.

    • March 15, 1961 South Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth

    • March 15, 1962 5 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter

    • March 15, 1962 "Donald Jackson of Canada, is first to land a triple lutz ice skate jump"

    • March 15, 1963 "Victor Feguer, a Federal prisoner, is put to death at the Fort Madison, Iowa prison. This is the last execution of a Federal prisoner until the execution of Timothy McVeigh in 2001."

    • March 15, 1964 LBJ asks for a War on Poverty

    • March 15, 1964 Liz Taylor's 5th marriage (Richard Burton more to come)

    • March 15, 1965 LBJ asks congress to ensure everybody's right to vote

    • March 15, 1966 "8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra and Streisand"

    • March 15, 1966 Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles

    • March 15, 1967 AFCENT-headquarter moves to Brunssum

    • March 15, 1967 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil

    • March 15, 1968 British minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns

    • March 15, 1968 "Diocese of Rome announces that it ""deplored the concept"", but wouldn't prohibit rock and roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri"

    • March 15, 1968 In Ottawa the government suspends gold trading by Canadian banks and dealers; to dampen speculation

    • March 15, 1968 "LIFE magazine calls Jimi Hendrix ""most spectacular guitarist in the world"""

    • March 15, 1968 Uprising in South Yemen

    • March 15, 1968 US Mint stops buying and selling gold

    • March 15, 1969 US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns

    • March 15, 1969 Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute (100s dead)

    • March 15, 1970 "Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan"

    • March 15, 1970 "The Expo '70 world's fair opens in Osaka, Japan."

    • March 15, 1971 "CBS TV announces it is dropping ""Ed Sullivan Show"""

    • March 15, 1971 Chatrooms make their debut on the Internet

    • March 15, 1972 Danish airliner hit mountain in Sheikdom of Oman killing 112

    • March 15, 1972 NASA selects 3 part configuration for Space Shuttle

    • March 15, 1972 "The film version of Mario Puzo's The Godfather novel of the same name, is released in theaters. It went on to be considered one of the greatest films of all time."

    • March 15, 1973 "Alberta Indians awarded $190,000 settlement in back payment of ammunition money promised to them under their 1877 treaty; sum of $2,000 should have been paid annually"

    • March 15, 1973 "Dedication of the Memorial to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on Anzac Parade, Canberra, by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh The memorial sculpture was commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the RAAF on 31mar1921"

    • March 15, 1974 Brazilian President Garastazu Médici resigns

    • March 15, 1975 Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail CO

    • March 15, 1976 Failed coup in Nigeria

    • March 15, 1977 """Eight is Enough"" premieres on ABC-TV"

    • March 15, 1977 "Canadian actress Suzanne Somers stars in ABC TV's new Three's Company comedy show, opposite John Ritter."

    • March 15, 1978 Operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon to rid area of Palestine guerrillas

    • March 15, 1978 People's Rebublic of China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China

    • March 15, 1979 Apparat releases Newdos+ 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80

    • March 15, 1980 Number one hit on UK music charts - Fern Kinney - Together We Are Beautiful

    • March 15, 1980 "Tracey Wainman, age 12, the youngest Canadian skater to compete in a world championship"

    • March 15, 1981 Suriname failed coup under Sergeant-Major Wilfred Hawker

    • March 15, 1982 "Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan"

    • March 15, 1982 Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days

    • March 15, 1983 Karnataka beat Bombay on first innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy

    • March 15, 1984 10th People's Choice Awards: Brooke Shields

    • March 15, 1984 "John Lennon's single ""I'm Stepping Out"" is released (4 years after his death)"

    • March 15, 1984 Tanzania adopts constitution

    • March 15, 1984 "The FBI's GREYLORD investigation into judicial misconduct in Cook County Illinois yielded its first conviction, a former Deputy Traffic Court Clerk. Other convictions followed. Eighty-two judges, lawyers, clerks, and police officers pled guilty or were convicted in court."

    • March 15, 1985 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

    • March 15, 1985 The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).

    • March 15, 1987 """Starlight Express"" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances"

    • March 15, 1987 13th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby

    • March 15, 1987 New Zealand beat West Indies by 5 wickets in Jeremy Coney's last Test Cricket

    • March 15, 1987 US Davis Cup team loses to Paraguay

    • March 15, 1988 "Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed first African American archbishop"

    • March 15, 1988 NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by CFK

    • March 15, 1988 Publication of Marvin Minsky's Society of Mind theory.

    • March 15, 1988 The Halabja poison gas attack of the Iran-Iraq War begins.

    • March 15, 1989 """Les Miserables"", opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto"

    • March 15, 1989 Department of Veterans Affairs officially established as a Cabinet position

    • March 15, 1990 Gulf War: Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.

    • March 15, 1990 Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first executive president of the Soviet Union.

    • March 15, 1990 The ethnic clashes of Trgu Mure begin on the anniversary of the Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.

    • March 15, 1990 The Soviet Union announces that Lithuania's declaration of independence is invalid.

    • March 15, 1991 4 Los Angeles police are charged with beating Rodney King

    • March 15, 1991 "Germany formally regains complete independence after the four post-World War II occupying powers (France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union) relinquish all remaining rights."

    • March 15, 1991 Territories of Amapa and Roraima become states in Brazil

    • March 15, 1994 "8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win"

    • March 15, 1996 Tasmanian Premier Ray Groom resigns after accepting responsibility for Liberals losing majority in recent election.

    • March 15, 1998 """Cabaret"", opens at Club Expo Theater NYC"

    • March 15, 1998 Pacific Bell Internet Services announced that a flood of junk e-mail had overwhelmed its message servers on this day in 1998

    • March 15, 1999 "Pluto again becomes outermost planet mar171916 Eight Curtiss ""Jenny"" planes of the First Aero Squadron take off from Columbus, Mexico, in the first combat air mission in U.S. history"

    • March 15, 2001 AUSTRALIA'S dollar plunged to a historic low of US49.84c last night.

    • March 15, 2003 Hu Jintao takes over presidency for the People's Republic of China.

    • March 15, 2007 Production ceased on the passenger version of the Boeing 747-400.







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