Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 15

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This is a list of selected March 15 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 15, 2019 featured article or the March 15, 2019 featured picture.

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Hōnen Matsuri in Japan essentially unreferenced stub
; National Day in Hungary (1848) inappropriate tone
933Franks led by German king Henry I defeated an invading Hungarian army in the Battle of Riade in northern Thuringia. refimprove section
1147 – Portuguese troops under the leadership of Afonso I captured the Almoravid city of Santarém. general quality (see [1])
1781American Revolutionary War: A British force under General Lord Cornwallis, numbering 1,900, fought 4,400 American troops under Rhode Island native General Nathanael Greene at the Battle of Guilford Court House inside present-day Greensboro, North Carolina. unreferenced section
1820 – As part of the Missouri Compromise, the exclave of Massachusetts known as Maine was given its own U.S. statehood. refimprove section
1877Cricketers representing England and Australia began the first match in Test cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. more footnotes, English cricket team in Australia and New Zealand in 1876–77: refimprove
1906Charles Rolls and Henry Royce founded the British automobile manufacturing company Rolls-Royce. unreferenced section
1939 – Nazi German troops began their occupation of Czechoslovakia and established the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. both: refimprove
1941Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines took its first flight, making it the oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name. unreferenced section
1945World War II: The Soviet Red Army began the Upper Silesian Offensive aimed at capturing the industrial and raw materials resources located in Upper Silesia. refimprove section
1956 – The musical My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, debuted at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City. plot summary too long
1985 – The company Symbolics became the first entity, individual or party to register a .com top-level domain name: refimprove section
1986 – The building housing the Hotel New World in Singapore collapsed suddenly due to structural failure, killing 33 people. refimprove
1989 – The United States Department of Veterans Affairs, a government-run military veteran benefit system, was established as a Cabinet-level position. refimprove
2011Arab Spring: Protests erupted across Syria against the authoritarian government. too long


Born/died: Christian Michelsen (b. 1857) · Ruth Bader Ginsburg (b. 1933) · Arthur Compton (d. 1962)


March 15: Ides of March

"The Death of Julius Caesar" by Vincenzo Camuccini
The Death of Julius Caesar by Vincenzo Camuccini

Archibald Menzies (b. 1754) · Matthew Charlton (b. 1866) · Paul Pogba (b. 1993)

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