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  • (Present Day Central Germany)
    Sunday Mar 15, 0933

    Holy Roman Empire

    Battle of Riade

    (Present Day Central Germany)
    Sunday Mar 15, 0933

    Henry (Henry the Fowler) reached a truce with the raiding Magyars, and in 933 he won a first victory against them in the Battle of Riade. The Battle of Riade or Battle of Merseburg was fought between the troops of East Francia under King Henry I and the Magyars at an unidentified location in northern Thuringia along the river Unstrut on 15 March 933. The battle was precipitated by the decision of the Synod of Erfurt to stop paying an annual tribute to the Magyars in 932.




  • Paris, France
    Friday Mar 15, 1889

    Eiffel Tower

    Construction of the cupola

    Paris, France
    Friday Mar 15, 1889

    Construction of the cupola.




  • Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan
    Friday Mar 15, 1895

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Leaving Sasebo Heading To The Pescadores

    Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan
    Friday Mar 15, 1895

    On March 15, the five transports were escorted by seven cruisers and five torpedo boats of the 4th Flotilla, left Sasebo heading south to the Pescadores .




  • South Africa
    Thursday Mar 15, 1900

    Second Boer War

    Lord Roberts proclaimed an amnesty for all burghers, except leaders

    South Africa
    Thursday Mar 15, 1900

    On 15 March 1900, Lord Roberts proclaimed an amnesty for all burghers, except leaders, who took an oath of neutrality and returned quietly to their homes. It is estimated that between 12,000 and 14,000 burghers took this oath between March and June 1900.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1921

    Armenian Genocide

    Talaat Pasha assassination

    Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1921

    On 15 March 1921, former Grand Vizier Talaat Pasha was assassinated in the Charlottenburg District of Berlin, Germany, in broad daylight and in the presence of many witnesses.




  • Czech Rep. (Czechoslovakia that time)
    Wednesday Mar 15, 1939

    Adolf Hitler

    Invade Prague

    Czech Rep. (Czechoslovakia that time)
    Wednesday Mar 15, 1939

    On 15 March 1939, in violation of the Munich accord and possibly as a result of the deepening economic crisis requiring additional assets, Hitler ordered the Wehrmacht to invade Prague, and from Prague Castle he proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.




  • Shanggao, Jiangxi, China
    Saturday Mar 15, 1941

    World War II

    Battle of Shanggao

    Shanggao, Jiangxi, China
    Saturday Mar 15, 1941

    In March, the Japanese 11th army attacked the headquarters of the Chinese 19th army but was repulsed during Battle of Shanggao.


  • Australia
    Thursday Mar 15, 1945

    Penicillin

    Australia was the first country to make the drug available for civilian use

    Australia
    Thursday Mar 15, 1945

    After World War II, Australia was the first country to make the drug available for civilian use. In the U.S., penicillin was made available to the general public on March 15, 1945.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 15, 1962

    Neil Armstrong

    Neil was selected as one of seven Pilot-Engineers who would fly the X-20

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 15, 1962

    On March 15, 1962, he was selected by the U.S. Air Force as one of seven pilot-engineers who would fly the X-20 when it got off the design board.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Mar 15, 1973

    Vietnam War

    Nixon implied the US would intervene again militarily if the North launched a full offensive

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Mar 15, 1973

    On 15 March 1973, Nixon implied the US would intervene again militarily if the North launched a full offensive, and Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger re-affirmed this position during his June 1973 confirmation hearings.


  • India
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1977

    Indira Gandhi

    1977 Indian General Election

    India
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1977

    In 1977, after extending the state of emergency twice, Indira Gandhi called elections to give the electorate a chance to vindicate her rule. Gandhi may have grossly misjudged her popularity by reading what the heavily censored press wrote about her. Gandhi's Congress party was crushed soundly in the elections. The public realized the statement and motto of the Janata Party alliance. Indira and Sanjay Gandhi both lost their seats, and Congress was cut down to 153 seats (compared with 350 in the previous Lok Sabha), 92 of which were in the South.


  • Kuwait
    Friday Mar 15, 1991

    Gulf War

    The US-led coalition restored to power Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah

    Kuwait
    Friday Mar 15, 1991

    On March 15, 1991, the US-led coalition restored to power Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the unelected authoritarian ruler of Kuwait. Kuwaiti democracy advocates had been calling for restoration of Parliament that the Emir had suspended in 1986.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Mar 15, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    WHO: Intense Global Health alert

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Saturday Mar 15, 2003

    On March 15, WHO issued a heightened global health alert about mysterious pneumonia with a case definition of SARS after cases in Singapore and Canada were also identified. The alert included a rare emergency travel advisory to international travellers, healthcare professionals, and health authorities.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Mar 15, 2006

    United Nations

    Human Rights Council

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Mar 15, 2006

    In 2006, "The United Nations Commission on Human Rights" was replaced by a Human Rights Council consisting of 47 nations.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 15, 2009

    Bank of America

    Bank of America received an additional $5.2 billion in government bailout money according to The New York Times

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 15, 2009

    According to an article in The New York Times published on March 15, 2009, Bank of America received an additional $5.2 billion in government bailout money, channeled through American International Group.


  • Chicago, Houston and San Francisco
    Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

    Uber

    UberEATS launches in Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco

    Chicago, Houston and San Francisco
    Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

    On March 15, UberEATS launches in Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco, and announces plans to launch in a number of other US cities in the coming months.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

    Google LLC

    Google announced The Introduction of Google Analytics 360 Suite

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

    On March 15, 2016, Google announced the introduction of Google Analytics 360 Suite, "a set of integrated data and marketing analytics products, designed specifically for the needs of enterprise-class marketers" which can be integrated with BigQuery on the Google Cloud Platform.


  • Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 15, 2018

    Nike, Inc.

    Nike's announcement about Trevor Edwards's Retire

    Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 15, 2018

    In a company public announcement on March 15, 2018, Parker said Trevor Edwards, a top Nike executive who was seen as a potential successor to the chief executive, was relinquishing his position as Nike's brand president and would retire in August.


  • Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
    Friday Mar 15, 2019

    Jacinda Ardern

    Christchurch mosque shootings

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
    Friday Mar 15, 2019

    On 15 March 2019, 51 people were fatally shot and 49 injured in two mosques in Christchurch. In a statement broadcast on television, Ardern offered condolences and stated that the shootings had been carried out by suspects with "extremist views" that have no place in New Zealand, or anywhere else in the world. She also described it as a well-planned terrorist attack.


  • Christchurch, New Zealand
    Friday Mar 15, 2019

    Facebook, Inc.

    The Christchurch Mosque Shootings

    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Friday Mar 15, 2019

    In March 2019, the perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand used Facebook to stream live footage of the attack as it unfolded. Facebook took 29 minutes to detect the livestreamed video, which was eight minutes longer than it took police to arrest the gunman. About 1.3M copies of the video were blocked from Facebook but 300,000 copies were published and shared.


  • Japan
    Sunday Mar 15, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Japanese clusters

    Japan
    Sunday Mar 15, 2020

    On 15 March it was reported that 15 coronavirus clusters had been identified in Japan, with the largest cluster in the Osaka area.


  • Iran
    Sunday Mar 15, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Most deaths in a day period

    Iran
    Sunday Mar 15, 2020

    On 15 March, the Iranian government reported 100 deaths in a single day, up to that point, the most ever recorded in such a time period.


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