This Day in History: March 15th

Here are ten significant things that happened on March 15th throughout history:

  1. 44 BC – Julius Caesar is assassinated by a group of Roman senators led by Brutus and Cassius.
  2. 1493 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the Americas.
  3. 1781 – The Battle of Guilford Courthouse takes place in North Carolina during the American Revolutionary War, resulting in a British victory but heavy losses.
  4. 1820 – Maine becomes the 23rd state to join the United States.
  5. 1917 – Tsar Nicholas II abdicates the Russian throne, ending the Romanov dynasty and leading to the Russian Revolution.
  6. 1937 – The first flight of the American-built Vultee V-1 aircraft takes place in California.
  7. 1956 – My Fair Lady, a musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, opens on Broadway.
  8. 1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson announces plans to send additional troops to Vietnam, escalating U.S. involvement in the war.
  9. 2011 – The Syrian Civil War begins with anti-government protests in the city of Daraa.
  10. 2019 – A mass shooting takes place at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, resulting in 50 deaths and dozens of injuries.

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