On This Day: March 15th

This is 75th day of the year and 291 days remain in the year.

in history
On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus.
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.
Hu Jintao was chosen to replace Jiang Zemin as the president of China.
Scientists reported the discovery of Sedna, the most distant object in the solar system.
March 15 Birthdays
Andrew Jackson1767–1845; born in what is now generally agreed to be Waxhaw, S.C.
Emil von Behringphysician
Ruth Bader Ginsburgassociate justice
Liberty Hyde Baileybotanist
Lawrence Sandersnovelist

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.