March 15 in History
What happened on March 15 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on march 15 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on march 15 in history.
Four Los Angeles police are charged in the beating of Rodney King.
The U.S. mint halts the practice of buying and selling gold.
President Lyndon Johnson names Ellsworth Bunker as the new ambassador to Saigon. Bunker replaces Lodge.
Gamal Abdel Nasser is re-elected Egyptian President.
Ten nations meet in Geneva to discuss disarmament.
The first performance of My Fair Lady, starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, takes place on Broadway.
The U.S. Air Force unveils the first self-guided missile.
French General de Lattre demands that Paris send him more troops for the fight in Indochina.
Almost four years after the end of World War II, clothes rationing in Great Britain ends.
Cassino, Italy is destroyed by Allied bombing.
Germany occupies Bohemia and Moravia, Czechoslovakia.
Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda bans four Berlin newspapers.
Henry Ford restores the $5-a-day wage.
General John Pershing and his 15,000 troops chase Pancho Villa into Mexico.
Italy proposes a European conference on the Balkans.
Three hundred Russians are killed as the Japanese shell Port Arthur in Korea.
The British complete the conquest of Nigeria.
Bone Mizell, the famed cowboy of Florida, appears before a judge for altering cattle brands.
New York State unveils the new automatic ballot voting machine.
The Red River Campaign begins as the Union forces reach Alexandria, La.
General John Hunt Morgan begins four days of raids near the city of Gallatin, Tenn.
Maine is admitted as the 23rd state.
In command of two frigates, the Frenchman la Perouse sails east from Botany Bay for the last lap of his voyage around the world.
Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World.