Today in History, English
Today in History, English

28741March 14Death2015 – Valentin Rasputin, Russian author and environmentalist (b. 1937)
28742March 14Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:LeobinusMatilda
28743March 14Holiday and observanceConstitution Day (Andorra)
28744March 14Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Lazarus Saturday can fall, while April 17 is the latest observed on the day before Palm Sunday. (Eastern Orthodox Church)
28745March 14Holiday and observanceHeroes' Day (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
28746March 14Holiday and observanceMother Tongue Day (Estonia)
28747March 14Holiday and observanceNanakshahi New Year, first day of the month of Chet (Sikhism)
28748March 14Holiday and observancePi Day, also see July 22 - "Pi Approximation Day"
28749March 14Holiday and observanceSecond Equirria (Roman Empire)
28750March 14Holiday and observanceSpring Day (Albania)
28751March 14Holiday and observanceWhite Day, complementary day of Valentine's Day when men give gifts to women. (Japan and Korea)
28752March 15Event44 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 the Ides of March.
28753March 15Event221 – Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han dynasty.
28754March 15Event280 – Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin dynasty.
28755March 15Event351 – Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
28756March 15Event493 – Odoacer, the first barbarian King of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, is slain by Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths, while the two kings were feasting together.
28757March 15Event933 – After a ten-year truce, German King Henry the Fowler defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
28758March 15Event1311 – Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V, Count of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
28759March 15Event1493 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
28760March 15Event1545 – First meeting of the Council of Trent.
28761March 15Event1564 – Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes "jizya" (per capita tax).
28762March 15Event1672 – Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
28763March 15Event1781 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Court House – Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.
28764March 15Event1783 – 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'état never takes place.
28765March 15Event1819 – French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel wins a contest at the Academie des Sciences in Paris by proving that light behaves like a wave. The Fresnel integrals, still used to calculate wave patterns, silence skeptics who had backed the particle theory
28766March 15Event1820 – Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
28767March 15Event1848 – A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
28768March 15Event1864 – American Civil War: The Red River Campaign : U.S. Navy fleet arrives at Alexandria, Louisiana.
28769March 15Event1874 – France and Viet Nam sign the Second Treaty of Saigon, further recognizing the full sovereignty of France over Cochinchina.
28770March 15Event1875 – Archbishop of New York John McCloskey is named the first cardinal in the United States.

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