March 15 or March 15 or March 15 (the fifteenth day of the third month) is the seventy-fourth (74) day of a simple year, or the seventy-fifth (75) day of a leap year according to the Western Gregorian (Gregorian) calendar. There are 291 days left until the end of the year.
632 - The Prophet Muhammad leaves Mecca heading towards Medina after completing the rites of Hajj in what was known as the Farewell Pilgrimage.
1498 - Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives in Madagascar as part of his expedition to reach India by sea.
1907 - The Finnish government grants women the right to vote in elections, becoming the first country in Europe to give women this right.
1917 - A piece of the Ottoman army reaches Khanaqin, withdrawing from Baghdad after the British forces enter it. Khalil Pasha fails to prepare trenches extending from Kut to Baghdad for his army to take cover.
The declaration of the independence of Egypt according to the February 28 statement issued by Britain.
Fuad I, son of Khedive Ismail, announces the change of the system of government from a sultanate to a kingdom and changes his title from Sultan Fuad to King Fuad I.
1939 - The marriage of the sister of King Farouk I of Egypt, Princess Fawzia, to the Crown Prince of Iran, Muhammad Reza Pahlavi.
1951 - The Iranian government headed by Dr. Mohammad Mosaddegh decides to nationalize the oil industry, which was under the control of American companies.
1968 - The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen witnesses a political rebellion less than a year after its independence.
2009 - The opening of the Lebanese embassy in the Syrian capital, Damascus, for there to be a Lebanese embassy in Syria for the first time since the independence of the two countries.
The outbreak of protests in Syria against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
The King of the Kingdom of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa declares a state of emergency for a period of three months and instructs the commander of the Defense Force to take all necessary measures to protect the safety of the country and citizens, a day after the Peninsula Shield Forces entered Bahrain following the outbreak of anti-government protests.
The election of Archbishop Bechara Al-Rai as Patriarch of the Maronite Church to succeed Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, to be the seventy-seventh patriarch of the Church.
2016 - Andrew Wiles wins the Abel Prize for his proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco relieves Abdelilah Ibn Kiran of heading the government after he failed to form it within 5 months of the date of the elections.
Several suicide bombings took place in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing 40 people and wounding about 120.
Cyclone Idai hits the eastern side of southern Africa, causing massive winds and floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa and Madagascar, killing at least 205 people.
Terrorist attack with a weapon