Want to find out what all happened on 15. March

President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa. (15. March 1916)

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar. (15. March 1917)

After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt. (15. March 1922)

The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition. (15. March 1926)

SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board. (15. March 1931)

Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship. (15. March 1933)

Percy Shaw founded his company Reflecting Roadstuds Limited to make "cat's eye"s (15. March 1935)

World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist. (15. March 1939)

Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day. (15. March 1939)

Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines takes its first flight between Manila (from Nielson Field) to Baguio City with a Beechcraft Model 18 making the airline the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name. (15. March 1941)

World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting. (15. March 1943)

World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia. (15. March 1945)

In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16). (15. March 1952)

My Fair Lady receives its premiere performance on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. (15. March 1956)

South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations. (15. March 1961)

President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act. (15. March 1965)

Somalia and Ethiopia signed a truce to end the Ethiopian-Somali War. (15. March 1978)

The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com). (15. March 1985)

Brazilian military dictatorship ends. (15. March 1985)

Hotel New World Disaster: Thirty-three people die when the Hotel New World in Singapore collapses. (15. March 1986)

en  ar  bg  cs  da  de  el  es  et  fi  fr  he  hi  hr  hu  id  it  ja  ko  lt  lv  nl  no  pl  pt  ro  ru  sk  sl  sr  sv  th  tr  uk  vi  zh  zht  
Editorial board: editorial@history-page.com
Copyright (C):Online press. All rights reserved.

We use "Cookies" for better user experience. By proceeding to use this page you approve our Cookie policy.

Close this notice Find out more