March 15

This Day in History

1917

Russian Tsar Nicholas II Abdicated

One of the massive societal changes triggered by World War One involved Russia, then ruled by Tsar Nicholas II, who had been in power since 1894. Nicholas was a conservative and was not responding to … (more...)

1767

Andrew Jackson – Soldier, Politician, President

15 March 2017 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the most significant citizens of America – Andrew Jackson, soldier, statesman and the seventh President of the United States. He strode … (more...)

1514

Seminal Source of Danish History, "Gesta Danorum," Published

On this day in 1514, the eminent Parisian printer, Jodocus Badius, printed Denmark's seminal historical text, Gesta Danorum. The book, written by the great Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus (c. … (more...)

221

Warrior Liu Bei Declares Himself Emperor to Han Dynasty

On this day in 221, Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declared himself emperor of Shu-Han and claimed his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty. Liu Bei was born in … (more...)

44 B.C.

Ides of March

Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome, is stabbed to death in the Senate house by Republican conspirators. Elected consul in 59 B.C., Caesar was a popular reformer who often fought with the Senate. He … (more...)