11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 15th March

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 44 B.C - Julius Caesar is stabbed to death in the Senate house, by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus

2. 1493 - Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first visit to the Western Hemisphere

3. 1929 - The Scottish National Party is formed

4. 1949 - Clothes rationing in Great Britain ends - nearly four years after the end of World War II

5. 1956 - The musical My Fair Lady opens on Broadway

6. 1964 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Richard Burton are married for the first time

7. 1975 - Actress Eva Longoria Parker is born

8. 1976 - The driver of a London Underground train is shot dead as he chases a gunman after a bomb exploded on his train

9. 1965 - President Lyndon Johnson asks Congress for legislation guaranteeing every American the right to vote

10. 1990 - Iraqi authorities execute Observer journalist Farzad Bazoft in Baghdad, bringing strong condemnation from Britain

11. 2006 - The former Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, begins his formal defence in his trial for crimes against humanity by saying that the court was a 'comedy'

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

image: © Elliott Brown

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