Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 15: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 15, 2017

 Historical Events

221  Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself Emperor of Shu-Han, claiming legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty

1493  Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World

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'etat never takes place.

1917  Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates and nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to succeed him [OS Mar 2]

1962  Five research groups announce the discovery of anti-matter

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Famous Birthdays

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Famous Deaths


Benjamin Spock

(1903 - 1998)

Julius Caesar

(100 BC - 44 BC)
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March 15th: Nature Blows Gunboat Diplomacy Out of the Water


The world's superpowers were prepared to use the power of their warships to control the Samoan Islands in the 1880s. But nature had other ideas.
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