This Day in History on 15th March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 15th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Consumer Rights Day
World Disabled Day

Important Events

1493: Christopher Columbus returned to Spain on his first expedition to India. He had not only reached India but had also returned from the West Indies.

1564: Mughal Emperor Akbar abolished the Jizya tax on Hindus.

1820: Maine became the 23rd state of the United States.

1877: The world’s first official Test match began in England and Australia.

1892: Liverpool Football Club was founded.

1906: Establishment of the Rolls Royce Limited.

1919: Inauguration of Osmania University, Hyderabad.

1985: The first domain name on the internet,, was registered.

2001: Indian cricketer V. V. S. Laxman scored 281 runs in the Test match against Australia.

2008: Kiran Bedi, the first woman IPS officer of India, was selected for the German honor Animary Madison for her outstanding contribution to prison reform and defense of human rights.

2008: The statue of Mahatma Gandhi was installed in Italy, in Postilion.

2009: Geetika Jakhar won the Bharat Kesari title for the seventh consecutive time, becoming the most powerful woman wrestler in the country.

2019: Approximately 1.4 million young people in 123 countries went on strike to protest climate change.

Birthday / Anniversary

1767: Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.

1860: Sir Waldemar Haffkine, He developed an anti-cholera vaccine that he tried out successfully in India.

1901: Vijaypal Lalaram, an Indian wrestling coach.

1917: Raj Narain, an Indian freedom fighter and politician.

1934: Kanshi Ram, Indian politician (d. 2006)

1959: Uday Kotak, an Indian billionaire banker, and the executive vice-chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank.

1965: Sunetra Gupta, Indian epidemiologist, author, and academic

1983: Yo Yo Honey Singh, an Indian music producer, composer, rapper, pop singer, lyricist, and film actor.

1993: Alia Bhatt, an Indian actress.

Death / Death Anniversary

44 BC: Julius Caesar, a Roman general and statesman.

1927: Dr. Rahi Masoom Reza, an Urdu and Hindi poet, and writer, and a Bollywood lyricist.

1998: Malati Devi Choudhury, an Indian civil rights and freedom activist and Gandhian.

2002: Damubhai Zaveri, the founder of the Indian National Theatre.

1985 – Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and author (b. 1921)

2013: Kallam Anji Reddy, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (b. 1940)

2015: Narayan Desai, Indian author and activist (b. 1924)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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