March 15 in History
44March 15, 44:
Roman Emperor Julius Caesar is assassinated by 60 conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius.
1781March 15, 1781:
The British are defeated by American revolutionaries in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
1869March 15, 1869:
The Cincinnati Red Stockings starts operating as the first professional baseball team.
1875March 15, 1875:
John McCloskey is appointed by Pope Pius IX as the Roman Catholic Church’s first American cardinal.
1964March 15, 1964:
British actor Richard Burton and American actress Elizabeth Taylor tie the knot in Montreal, Canada.
1972March 15, 1972:
The American crime drama film, “The Godfather” is released.
1985March 15, 1985:
Symbolics.com is registered as the first internet domain name.
2003March 15, 2003:
Hu Jintao takes over from Jiang Zemin as China’s president.
2011March 15, 2011:
Several Syrian cities become host to antigovernment protests which would be a prelude to the Syrian Civil War.
2019March 15, 2019: An Australian gunman kills 51 Muslim worshippers and wounds 40 others in two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques during Friday prayers.