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    What happened on March 15 in History





    On this day

    DateWhat happened
    March 15, 44 BCJulius Caesar is assassinated by high-ranking Roman Senators.
    March 15, 933Henry the Fowler routs the raiding Magyars at Merseburg, Germany.
    March 15, 1493Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World.
    March 15, 1778In command of two frigates, the Frenchman la Perouse sails east from Botany Bay for the last lap of his voyage around the world.
    March 15, 1820Maine is admitted as the 23rd state.
    March 15, 1862General John Hunt Morgan begins four days of raids near the city of Gallatin, Tenn.
    March 15, 1864The Red River Campaign begins as the Union forces reach Alexandria, La.
    March 15, 1892New York State unveils the new automatic ballot voting machine.
    March 15, 1895Bone Mizell, the famed cowboy of Florida, appears before a judge for altering cattle brands.
    March 15, 1903The British complete the conquest of Nigeria.
    March 15, 1904Three hundred Russians are killed as the Japanese shell Port Arthur in Korea.
    March 15, 1909Italy proposes a European conference on the Balkans.
    March 15, 1916General John Pershing and his 15,000 troops chase Pancho Villa into Mexico.
    March 15, 1934Henry Ford restores the $5-a-day wage.
    March 15, 1935Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda bans four Berlin newspapers.
    March 15, 1939Germany occupies Bohemia and Moravia, Czechoslovakia.
    March 15, 1944Cassino, Italy is destroyed by Allied bombing.
    March 15, 1949Almost four years after the end of World War II, clothes rationing in Great Britain ends.
    March 15, 1951French General de Lattre demands that Paris send him more troops for the fight in Indochina.
    March 15, 1955The U.S. Air Force unveils the first self-guided missile.
    March 15, 1956The first performance of My Fair Lady, starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, takes place on Broadway.
    March 15, 1960Ten nations meet in Geneva to discuss disarmament.
    March 15, 1965Gamal Abdel Nasser is re-elected Egyptian President.
    March 15, 1967President Lyndon Johnson names Ellsworth Bunker as the new ambassador to Saigon. Bunker replaces Lodge.
    March 15, 1968The U.S. mint halts the practice of buying and selling gold.
    March 15, 1991Four Los Angeles police are charged in the beating of Rodney King.

    Born on March 15

    March 15, 1767Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States (1829-1837).
    March 15, 1854Emil von Behring, first recipient of the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1901.
    March 15, 1916Harry James, American band leader and trumpet player.
    March 15, 1933Ruth Bader Ginsberg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.