On This Day: March 15th
This is 75th day of the year and 291 days remain in the year.
Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first visit to the Western Hemisphere.
Maine became the 23rd state.
Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, is forced to abdicate his throne (March 2, old style calendar).
The first hospital blood bank in the United States was established, in Chicago, at Cook County Hospital.
President Lyndon Johnson asked Congress for legislation guaranteeing every American the right to vote.
March 15 BirthdaysAndrew Jackson1767–1845; born in what is now generally agreed to be Waxhaw, S.C.
Emil von Behringphysician
Ruth Bader Ginsburgassociate justice
Liberty Hyde Baileybotanist