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This Day in History: March 15

March 15: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 44 BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on theIdes of March.
  2. 1783 - In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'étatnever takes place.
  3. 1820 - Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
  4. 1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
  5. 1985 - The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com).
  6. Famous Birthdays: Andrew Jackson (American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States), Paul Heyse (German author, Nobel Prize laureate), Emil Adolf von Behring (German physician, Nobel Prize laureate), Johan Vaaler (Norwegian inventor, invented the Paper clip), E. Donnall Thomas (American physician, Nobel Prize laureate)

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