On March 15:
Julius Ceasar was stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
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.
Constantius II elevated his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
933 After a ten-year truce, German King
Henry I defeated a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade.
Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeated Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens.
Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
1545 First meeting of the
Council of Trent.
Charles II issued the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States, was born.
South Carolina became the first American colony to declare its independence from Great Britain and set up its own government.
Lord Melbourne, (William Lamb) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom,, was born.
Battle of Guilford Courthouse: 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeated an American force numbering 4,400.
George Washington asked his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea was successful and the threatened coup d’état never eventuated.
The Newburgh Address.
Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia, was born.
1844 The New Zealand Company
ended its colonising efforts.
Revolution broke out in Hungary.
1877 The first
cricket test started between England and Australia.
Rolls-Royce Limited was incorporated.
Woodrow Wilson sent 12,000 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
Nicholas II of Russia abdicated the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke Michael becomes Tsar.
Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
1926 The dictator
Theodoros Pangalos was elected President of Greece without opposition.
SS Viking exploded off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
1933 Austrian Chancellor
Engelbert Dollfuss kept members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
1939 German troops occupied the remaining part of
Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceased to exist.
Mike Love, American musician ( The Beach Boys), was born.
Third Battle of Kharkov – Germans retook the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
Sly Stone, American musician, was born.
1944 New Zealand forces
captured Castle Hill during the Battle of Monte Cassino.
Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in one day, setting a new world record.
South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the
Selma crisis, told U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
1985 The first
Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).
Halabja poison gas attack of the Iran–Iraq War began.
1990 Iraq hung British journalist
Farzad Bazoft for spying.
Mikhail Gorbachev was elected as the first executive president of the Soviet Union.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia