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198410th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV)

1964LBJ asks for a War on Poverty

1954"CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar

1783In 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.

19668th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra & Striesand

19914 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King

44 BCJulius 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.

1968LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"

1979Isle's Bryan Trottier's 5th career hat trick

1923Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke

194517th Academy Awards - "Going my Way", Bing Cosby & Ingrid Bergman win

1962Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season

1958Oscar Robertson of Cin scores a NCAA midwest region-record 56 pts

1917[OS Mar 2] Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates, nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to secceed him

19948th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win

1672King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence

1985Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1939Hitler occupies Bohemia & Moravia (Czechoslovakia); Slovakia independent

1965LBJ asks congress to ensure everybody's right to vote

19131st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)

1928Benito Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)

1940Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest

1948Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia

1493Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his 1st New World voyage

March 15th Historical Events
Date Event
44
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. 
BC
AD
221
Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty. 
351
Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire. 
493
Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker of Italy 
933
Battle at Riade: German King Henry I beats Magyaren 
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. 
1360
French attack English south coast, raiding Winchelsea 
1382
Conservative "Popolo Grasso" regain power in Florence Italy 
1391
Jew-hating Monk in Seville Spain stirs up people to attack Jews 
1493
Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his 1st New World voyage 
1545
First meeting of the Council of Trent. 
1560
Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise, France 
1562
General Francois de Guise enters Paris 
1580
Spanish king Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of prince Willem of Orange 
1672
King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence 
1729
Sister St Stanislas Hachard, 1st American nun, takes her vows, N Orleans 
1744
French King Louis XV declares war on Britain 
1778
Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook 
1781
Battle of Guilford Court House, SC (British suffer heavy losses) 
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. 
1812
1st Russian settlement in California, Russian River 
1820
Maine admitted as 23rd state of the Union 
1827
Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes 
1827
University of Toronto is chartered 
1848
A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party. 
1855
Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine 
1862
Gen John Hunt Morgan begins 4 days of raids near Gallatin, TN 
1864
Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, LA 
1867
Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university 
1869
Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st pro baseball team 
1869
Cincinnati Red Stockings beat Antioch 41-7 
1875
1st US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested 
1877
Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at MCG 
1885
1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Lesson Djinns" 
1887
1st salaried fish & game warden (William Alden Smith in Michigan) 
1889
6 US & German warships perish in harbor of Apia Samoa, 200 die 
1892
1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC) 
1892
NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine) 
1897
1st indoor fly casting tournament opens, at Madison Square Garden 
1901
Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race Mar 16th 
1903
After years of fighting between the British and the rebellious Africans, the British claim supremacy over 500,000 square miles, thus controlling all northern Nigeria 
1906
Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd 
1907
Finland is 1st European country to give women the right to vote 
1908
1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole" 
1912
Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins 
1913
1st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson
1913
Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court 
1916
Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea 
1916
Gen Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Villa into Mexico; they stay 10 for 10 months 
1916
University of Gent goes under Dutch control 
1917
[OS Mar 2] Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates, nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to secceed him 
1919
American Legion forms (Paris) 
1922
1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia) 
1923
Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke 
1926
Belgium's "black monday", franc falls 
1928
Benito Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose) 
1930
1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY 
1930
1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched 
1933
NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination 
1934
US Information Service opens 
1935
George Headley completes 270 in cricket v England at Kingston 
1937
1st blood bank forms (Chicago IL) 
1937
1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC) 
1939
Hitler occupies Bohemia & Moravia (Czechoslovakia); Slovakia independent 
1940
Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest 
1941
Blizzard in ND kills 151 
1943
Allied reconnaissance flight over Java 
1943
Red Army evacuates Kharkov 
1944
Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing 
1945
17th Academy Awards - "Going my Way", Bing Cosby & Ingrid Bergman win 
1945
Bert Shepard (1 legged WW II vet) tries out as a pitcher for Senators 
1945
Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1) 
1945
Catholic University of Nijmegen reopens 
1945
Dodgers open spring training at Bear Mountain NY 
1946
British premier Attlee agrees with India's right to independence 
1947
John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy 
1948
Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia 
1948
Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine 
1948
WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1949
WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1949
WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1950
Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances 
1950
NYC hires Dr Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker" 
1951
Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company 
1952
"2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 perfs 
1952
Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean 
1953
Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1953
West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1 
1954
"CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar 
1954
WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1955
Dutch 2nd Chamber requires TV licenses 
1955
US Air Force unveils self-guided missile 
1955
WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1956
"My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 perfs 
1956
Whipper Billy Watson beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA champ 
1957
3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb (Britain) 
1958
"Body Beautiful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances 
1958
KULR TV channel 8 in Billings, MT (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
1958
Oscar Robertson of Cin scores a NCAA midwest region-record 56 pts 
1958
Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapsed during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled 
1958
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
1959
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1959
Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens on Broadway 
1959
Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 m 42.5 s 
1959
WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1960
Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park) 
1960
National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated 
1961
South Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth 
1962
Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances 
1962
5 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter 
1962
Donald Jackson of Canada is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump 
1962
KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1962
Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season 
1963
WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, DC (IND) begins broadcasting 
1964
LBJ asks for a War on Poverty 
1964
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1965
LBJ asks congress to ensure everybody's right to vote 
1965
T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in NYC 
1965
WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1966
8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra & Striesand 
1966
Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles 
1967
AFCENT-headquarter moves to Brunssum 
1967
Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as pres of Brazil 
1967
WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, TN (PBS) 1st broadcast 
1968
Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27'2-3/4") 
1968
British Foreign Secretary George Brown resigns 
1968
LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world" 
1968
US Mint stops buying & selling gold 
1968
Uprising in South Yemen 
1968
Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri 
1969
US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns 
1969
Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute leaves 100s dead 
1970
Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances 
1970
Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan 
1971
Chatrooms make their debut on the Internet 
1972
Danish airliner hit mountain in Sheikdom of Oman killing 112 
1972
NASA selects 3 part configuration for Space Shuttle 
1972
"The Godfather", starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premieres in New York 
1972
Two British soldiers killed when attempting to defuse a bomb in Belfast; an RUC officer iskilled in an IRA attack in Coalisland, County Tyrone 
1974
Brazilian president Garastazu Médici resigns 
1975
Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colo 
1975
Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (37.99 sec) 
1976
Failed coup in Niger 
1977
"Eight is Enough" premiers on ABC-TV 
1977
US House of Reps begin 90 day test of televising its sessions 
1977
First official test cricket match is played between Australia and England at Melbourne 
1978
-21] operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon 
1978
A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players & $390,000 
1978
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1979
Apparat releases Newdos + 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80 
1979
Isle's Bryan Trottier's 5th career hat trick 
1979
Sarfraz takes 9-86 at MCG as Australia lose 7-5 to lose the Test 
1981
"Broadway Follies" opens/closes at Nederlander Theater NYC 
1981
Patty Hayes wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic 
1981
Suriname failed coup under sgt-mjr Wilfred Hawker 
1982
Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan 
1982
KGB-AM in San Diego CA changes call letters to KCNN (now KPOP) 
1982
Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days 
1983
Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy 
1984
10th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV) 
1984
Tanzania adopts constitution 
1985
Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
1985
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1985
The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com). 
1986
Funeral services held for Swedish PM Olaf Palme 
1987
"Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances 
1987
"Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 368 performances 
1987
Last day in Test cricket for Larry Gomes & Joel Garner 
1987
NZ beat WI by 5 wickets in Jeremy Coney's last Test Cricket 
1987
US Davis Cup team loses to Paraguay 
1988
Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop 
1988
NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by CFK 
1988
NFL's St Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix 
1989
"Les Miserables" opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto 
1989
Dept of Veterans Affairs officially established as a Cabinet position 
1989
NY Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform 
1990
Fernando Collor de Mello sworn in as pres of Brazil 
1991
4 LA police are charged with beating Rodney King 
1991
Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record 6.14m (20 feet 1 3/4) 
1991
Territories of Amapa & Roraima become states in Brazil 
1992
Brandie Burton wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship 
1992
UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation 
1993
Vinod Kambli scores 227 v Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200 
1994
8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win 
1994
Experts from AL certify Indian's Jacobs Field is properly lit 
1997
Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals 
1998
"Cabaret" opens at Club Expo Theater NYC 
1998
Welch's/Circle K Golf Championship 
1999
Pluto again becomes outermost planet 
2001
The world's largest oil rig, located off Brazil and operated by Petrobras, suffers three explosions 
2003
Hu Jintao takes over presidency for the People's Republic of China. 
2004
Announcement of the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the Solar system so far observed. 
2013
24 people die after a double decker bus veers of a pass in Cape Town, South Africa 
2013
16 people are killed by a fireworks accident in Tlaxcala, Mexico 
2013
Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men's 2013 World Figure Skating Championships 
2016
S.Korea says N.Korea has yet to acquire missile re-entry technology 
2016
North Korean leader says will soon conduct nuclear, missile tests 
2016
Putin says Russia to intensify role in Syria peace process 
2016
Turkey struggles for response as violence spills beyond Kurdish southeast 
2016
Donald Trump: Disappearing middle class needs better deal on trade 
2016
Former Brazil president Lula 'to become minister' 
2016
Myanmar parliament elects first civilian president in decades 
2017
Trump Wrote Off $100 Million in Losses in 2005, Leaked Forms Show 
2017
Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005: White House 
2017
British security official denies UK spy agency eavesdropped on Trump 
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