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MARCH 15

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Belarus: Constitution Day
(Commemoration of the adoption of the constitution of the Republic of Belarus: 03/15/1994)
Expedia Belarus
Hungary: Revolution Day
(Commemoration of students who seized control of the Hungarian government: 03/15/1848)
Hungary American Hungarian Educator's Association U.S. Department of State
Liberia: Joseph Jenkins Roberts' Birthday
(Commemoration of the birth date of Liberia's first president: 03/15/1809)
Liberia Joseph Jenkins Roberts Excite Travel
Virginia: Peter Francisco Day
(Observed annually on March 15 in honor of the life of patriot, Peter Francisco)
Virginia Military Figures American Revolution Virginia Historical Society
1767 Andrew Jackson (South Carolina-born Seventh President of the United States) Andrew Jackson The American Presidency
1779 William Lamb Melbourne (Prime Minister of England) English Political and Social Leaders
1809 Joseph Jenkins (J.J.) Roberts (Virginia-born African-American: First President of Liberia) Liberia J.J. Roberts African-American Political and Social Leaders
1831 Edward Aylesworth Perry (Massachusetts-born Confederate General - 14th Governor of Florida) Massachusetts Military Leaders American Civil War The History Channel Florida Historical Society
1843 Richard Henry Boyd (Mississippi-born African-American Minister, Entrepreneur, Publisher, Black Nationalist) Mississippi Political and Social Leaders Slavery Religious Leaders and Theologians African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1857 Christian Michelsen (Prime Minister of Norway) Norwegian Political and Social Leaders
1858 Edward R. Carter (Georgia-born African-American Religious Leader) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1911 Ivan Allen, Jr. (Mayor of Atlanta During U.S. Civil Rights Movement) Atlanta, Georgia U.S. Civil Rights Movement University of Georgia
1933 Ruth Bader Ginsburg (New York City-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court of the United States
1947 Federico Peña (Texas-born Latin-American Statesman) Federico Peña Statesman President Bill Clinton Latin-American Studies
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
44 B.C. Julius Caesar (Roman Emperor) The Roman Empire Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare The History Channel
1853 Isaac Johnson (Former Governor of Louisiana) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders
1883 Henry Constantine Wayne (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
1886 Michael Hahn (Former Governor of Louisiana) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders
1911 William Dunnington Bloxham (Former Governor of Florida) Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
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44 B.C. Julius Caesar Is Murdered in the Senate House of Rome The Roman Empire Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare The History Channel
1744 French King Louis XV Declares War Against England France England War French Government
1783 General George Washington's Surprise Appearance Ends the Newburgh Conspiracy Newburgh, New York George Washington American Revolution The History Channel
1827 King George IV Grants Royal Charter for King's College (University of Toronto) Canada Education University of Toronto
1840 Seminole Warriors Attack a U.S. Infantry Unit Near Florida's Fort Drane - No Casualties Florida Seminole Indians Forts Florida Historical Society
1848 Hungarians Demand Freedom from Hapsburg Domination Hungary American Hungarian Educator's Association
1861 President Lincoln Asks Advice of His Cabinet on the Wisdom of Provisioning Ft. Sumter, SC South Carolina President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Fort Sumter Lincoln Papers
Michigan Prepares to Provide Troops to the Federal Army if the South Rebels Michigan Government American Civil War Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1864 Forces of the Union Navy Reach Alexandria, Louisiana Alexandria, Louisiana American Civil War Ohio State University
Special Order Issued for 700 Slaves to Construct Defenses Against Federal Forces in Florida Florida Slavery American Civil War Florida Historical Society
President Lincoln Formalizes the Appointment of Michael Hahn as Military Governor of Louisiana Louisiana Political and Social Leaders President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
President Lincoln Issues Directive Regarding the Treatment of Churches in New Orleans New Orleans President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Religion Lincoln Papers
1875 Archbishop John McCloske Is the First American Named a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church Catholicism New York City Political and Social Leaders Religion Historic Firsts Concordia
1917 Nicholas II, Russia's Last Czar, Is Forced to Abdicate His Throne Nicholas II History Channel
1919 The American Legion Is Founded in Paris, France Paris, France War The American Legion
1939 NAZI Troops Occupy Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Nazi Germany Radio Prague History Channel
1944 Allied Forces Begin Their Assault on the Italian Town of Cassino with Heavy Bombing Italy Aviation History World War II Air Force Historical Studies Office
1946 Asiatic Land Tenure and Trading Act Further Restricts Rights of Indians in South Africa South Africa India South African History
1961 South Africa Withdraws from the British Commonwealth South Africa British Commonwealth South African History
1967 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva Sworn in as President of Brazil Brazil Bookrags
1973 President Nixon Warns North Vietnamese about Cease-fire Violations Richard Nixon The American Presidency Vietnam War University of California Santa Barbara
1981 Passengers and Crew of a Pakistan Airways Plane Are Released in Syria After Nearly Two Weeks. Pakistan Syria Aviation Terrorism BBC
1989 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Is Promoted to Cabinet Rank U.S. Government American Presidency War U.S. House of Representatives
Mikhail Gorbachev Calls for Introduction of Free Market into Soviet Farms Mikhail Gorbachev Farming & Agriculture Business & Economics The Cold War The History Channel
1990 Sikh Members of RCMP Allowed to Wear Turbans on Duty Canada Religion Royal Canadian Mounted Police
2002 Angola' s Government Begins Peace Talks to End 27-year Civil War Against UNITA Rebels Angola Government War South African History

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