Today in History, English
Today in History, English

28771March 15Event1877 – First ever official cricket test match is played: Australia vs England at the MCG Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia.
28772March 15Event1888 – Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
28773March 15Event1892 – Liverpool F.C. is founded.
28774March 15Event1906 – Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
28775March 15Event1916 – United States President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.–Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
28776March 15Event1917 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
28777March 15Event1921 – Talaat Pasha, former Grand Vizir of the Ottoman Empire and chief architect of the Armenian Genocide is assassinated in Berlin by 23-year-old Armenian, Soghomon Tehlirian.
28778March 15Event1922 – After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
28779March 15Event1926 – The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
28780March 15Event1927 – The first Women's Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on The Isis in Oxford.
28781March 15Event1931 – SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
28782March 15Event1933 – Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the Austrofascist dictatorship.
28783March 15Event1935 – Percy Shaw founded his company Reflecting Roadstuds Limited to make cat's eyes.
28784March 15Event1939 – World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
28785March 15Event1939 – Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
28786March 15Event1941 – Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines takes its first flight between Manila (from Nielson Field) to Baguio City with a Beechcraft Model 18 making the airline the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its ori
28787March 15Event1943 – World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
28788March 15Event1945 – World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
28789March 15Event1952 – In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).
28790March 15Event1956 – My Fair Lady debuts on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
28791March 15Event1961 – South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
28792March 15Event1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
28793March 15Event1978 – Somalia and Ethiopia signed a truce to end the Ethio-Somali War.
28794March 15Event1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (
28795March 15Event1985 – Brazilian military government ends.
28796March 15Event1986 – Collapse of the Hotel New World: Thirty-three people die when the Hotel New World in Singapore collapses.
28797March 15Event1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
28798March 15Event1991 – The Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany comes into effect, granting full sovereignty to the Federal Republic of Germany.
28799March 15Event2011 – Beginning of the Syrian Civil War.
28800March 15Birth270 – Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop (d. 343)

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