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15 March

44BCE – Roman Republic – Julius Caesar murdered. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/caesar2.htm http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/03/0311_040311_idesmarch.html

220 – China – Warlord Cao Cao died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cao_Cao

221 – China – Liu Bei declared himself Emperor. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19897371

493 – Italy – Flavius Odacer killed, Theoderic the Great became King. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odoacer  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theoderic_the_Great

752 – Rome – Pope Zachary died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Zachary

931 – Rome – Pope Stephen VII died. John XI became Pope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Stephen_VII https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_XI

933 – Germany – Battle of Riade (Hungarian Invasions of Europe). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Riade

1147 – Portugal – Conquest of Santarém (Reconquista). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conquest_of_Santar%C3%A9m

1311 – Greece – Battle of Halmyros. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Halmyros

1672 – England – Charles II issued Royal Declaration of Indulgence. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/parliamentaryauthority/revolution/overview/catholicsprotestants/

1781 – USA – Battle of Guilford Courthouse (American Revolutionary War). http://www.britishbattles.com/battle-guilford.htm

1848 – Hungary – Revolution started. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1848

1874 – Vietnam – Second Treaty of Saigon signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Saigon#The_Second_Treaty_of_Saigon

1875 – USA – John McCloskey, Archbishop of New York, became first Cardinal in US. http://oce.catholic.com/index.php?title=John_McCloskey

1888 – India – Sikkim Expedition began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikkim_Expedition

1892 – UK – Liverpool FC founded. http://www.liverpoolfc.com/history/timeline/1892-1917/liverpool-football-club-is-formed

1906 – UK – Rolls-Royce founded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Limited

1917 – Russia – Nicholas II abdicated. http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/ndiaries1917.html  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_II_of_Russia

1922 – Egypt – Fuad I became king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuad_I_of_Egypt


1927 – UK – First Oxford-Cambridge Women’s Boat Race. https://youtu.be/5J6kqhJGOWI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Boat_Race

1931 – Newfoundland – SS Viking exploded, 27 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Viking

1935 – UK – Reflecting Roadstuds Ltd founded (“Cat’s Eyes). http://www.percyshawcatseyes.com/

1937 – Germany – Imperial Airways plane crashed at Elsdorf, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19370315-0

1941 – Philippines – Philippine Airlines first flight between Manila and Baguio City. http://www.philippineairlines.com/about-pal/milestones/

1943 – Ukraine – Third Battle of Kharkov ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Battle_of_Kharkov

1944 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Stuttgart. http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Germany – Upper Silesian Offensive began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Silesian_Offensive

1948 – Colombia – AIDA plane crashed near Chocontá, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480315-0

1949 – Germany – Skyways plane crashed near Berlin-Gatow, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490315-0

1961 – South Africa – Withdrew from Commonwealth of Nations.

1978 – Ethiopia – Ogaden War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogaden_War

1985 – Brazil – Military government ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_military_government

1986 – Singapore – Hotel New World collapsed, 33 killed. https://youtu.be/zU8lbIV6Kho WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collapse_of_Hotel_New_World

1990 – Soviet Union – Mikhail Gorbachev became President. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gorbachev

1998 – Japan – Paralympic VII Winter Games Closing Ceremony in Nagano. http://www.paralympic.org/nagano-1998

2011 – Syria – Civil War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_Civil_War

2016 – Ecuador – AEE plane crashed at Hacienda la Palmira, Pastaza, 22 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20160315-0

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1773 – William Fisher, John Early and John Homer were executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1813 – John Snow born (Physician). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Snow  http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/features/features/10276760.The_doctor_who____beat____cholera/?ref=ec

1940 – Frank Gordon Dobson born (Politician). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Dobson