Today in History, English
Today in History, English

29212March 15Holiday and observanceWorld Contact Day (international)
29213March 16Event597 BC – Babylonians capture Jerusalem, and replace Jeconiah with Zedekiah as king.
29214March 16Event455 – Emperor Valentinian III is assassinated by two Hunnic retainers while training with the bow on the Campus Martius (Rome).
29215March 16Event934 – Meng Zhixiang declares himself emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang.
29216March 16Event1190 – Massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York.
29217March 16Event1244 – Over 200 Cathars are burned after the Fall of Montségur.
29218March 16Event1322 – The Battle of Boroughbridge take place in the Despenser Wars.
29219March 16Event1521 – Ferdinand Magellan, reached the island of Homonhon, in the Philippines, with 150 crew. Members of his expedition became the first Spaniards to reach the Philippine archipelago, but were not the first Europeans. He landed with three small ships, Con
29220March 16Event1621 – Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."
29191March 15Death2014 – Paddy Cronin, Irish fiddler (b. 1925)
29192March 15Death2014 – Clarissa Dickson Wright, English chef, author, and academic (b. 1947)
29193March 15Death2014 – Everett L. Fullam, American priest and scholar (b. 1930)
29194March 15Death2014 – Jesper Langballe, Danish priest and politician (b. 1939)
29195March 15Death2014 – Cees Veerman, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Cats) (b. 1943)
29196March 15Death2015 – Collins Chabane, South African politician (b. 1960)
29197March 15Death2015 – Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor and educator (b. 1928)
29198March 15Death2015 – Narayan Desai, Indian author and activist (b. 1924)
29199March 15Death2015 – Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (b. 1928)
29200March 15Death2015 – Curtis Gans, American political scientist and author (b. 1937)
29201March 15Death2015 – Mike Porcaro, American bass player (Toto) (b. 1955)
29202March 15Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Clemens Maria HofbauerLeocritiaLonginusLouise de MarillacRaymond of FiteroMarch 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
29203March 15Holiday and observanceConstitution Day (Belarus)
29204March 15Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Palm Sunday can fall, while April 18 is the latest celebrated on the sixth Sunday of Lent (Christianity)
29205March 15Holiday and observanceHōnen Matsuri (Japan)
29206March 15Holiday and observanceInternational Day Against Police Brutality (International)
29207March 15Holiday and observanceJ. J. Roberts' Birthday (Liberia)
29208March 15Holiday and observanceNational Day (Hungary), celebrating the Hungarian Revolution of 1848
29209March 15Holiday and observanceWorld Consumer Rights Day (International)
29210March 15Holiday and observanceWorld Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film (International)
29211March 15Holiday and observanceYouth Day (Palau)

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