Sunday, August 18, 2019 (Week 34)

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.

1991
Four Los Angeles police are charged in the beating of Rodney King.
1968
The U.S. mint halts the practice of buying and selling gold.
1967
President Lyndon Johnson names Ellsworth Bunker as the new ambassador to Saigon. Bunker replaces Lodge.
1965
Gamal Abdel Nasser is re-elected Egyptian President.
1960
Ten nations meet in Geneva to discuss disarmament.
1956
The first performance of My Fair Lady, starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, takes place on Broadway.
1955
The U.S. Air Force unveils the first self-guided missile.
1951
French General de Lattre demands that Paris send him more troops for the fight in Indochina.
1949
Almost four years after the end of World War II, clothes rationing in Great Britain ends.
1944
Cassino, Italy is destroyed by Allied bombing.
1939
Germany occupies Bohemia and Moravia, Czechoslovakia.
1935
Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda bans four Berlin newspapers.
1934
Henry Ford restores the $5-a-day wage.
1916
General John Pershing and his 15,000 troops chase Pancho Villa into Mexico.
1909
Italy proposes a European conference on the Balkans.
1904
Three hundred Russians are killed as the Japanese shell Port Arthur in Korea.
1903
The British complete the conquest of Nigeria.
1895
Bone Mizell, the famed cowboy of Florida, appears before a judge for altering cattle brands.
1892
New York State unveils the new automatic ballot voting machine.
1864
The Red River Campaign begins as the Union forces reach Alexandria, La.
1862
General John Hunt Morgan begins four days of raids near the city of Gallatin, Tenn.
1820
Maine is admitted as the 23rd state.
1778
In command of two frigates, the Frenchman la Perouse sails east from Botany Bay for the last lap of his voyage around the world.
1493
Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World.

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