Today in History March 15: From World Consumer Rights Day to Julius Caesar assassination list of 10 most important events happened today

Publish Date: 15 Mar, 2023
Today in History March 15: From World Consumer Rights Day to Julius Caesar assassination list of 10 most important events happened today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, March 15 is the 74th day of the year and the 75th day in a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on March 15 as well as birthdays of famous people.


10 Major Events Happened Today in History


  1. Sunetra Gupta Birthday

Born on this day in 1965, Sunetra Gupta is a novelist and Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford with an interest in infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, HIV, influenza, and bacterial meningitis. She is also a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award for her contributions to Indian literature.


  1. Guru Hanuman Birthday

Born on this day in 1901, Guru Hanuman was a legendary wrestling coach of India. He coached many medal-winning wrestlers and was awarded the prestigious Dronacharya Award in 1987, the highest recognition for a sports coach in India, and the Padma Shri in 1983.


  1. Sandeep Unnikrishnan Birthday

Born on this day in 1977, Sandeep Unnikrishnan was an officer in the Indian Army and was serving in the elite Special Action Group of the National Security Guards. He was martyred in action during the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.


  1. Rahi Masoom Raza Death Anniversary

Rahi Masoom Raza was an Urdu poet who won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for the hit film, ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ in 1979, followed by ‘Mili and Lamhe’, which he won posthumously.


  1. Paravoor Govindan Devarajan Death Anniversary

Paravoor Govindan Devarajan, popularly called G. Devarajan or Devarajan master was an Indian music composer who is considered one of the greatest music directors in the Indian film music arena. He has scored music for more than 300 Malayalam films, several dramas, 20 Tamil and 4 Kannada movies.


  1. Sarla Thakral Death Anniversary

Sarla Thakral was the first Indian woman to fly an aircraft. Born in 1914, she earned an aviation pilot license in 1936 at the age of 21 and flew a Gypsy Moth solo.


  1. Planning Commission Day

The Planning Commission was an institution in the Government of India, which formulated India's Five-Year Plans, among other functions. In his first Independence Day speech in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his intention to dissolve the Planning Commission. It has since been replaced by a new institution named NITI Aayog.


  1. World Consumer Rights Day

On this day in 1962 former US President John F. Kennedy said. Consumers by definition include us all. They are the largest economic group, affecting and affected by almost every public and private economic decision. Yet they are the only important group… whose views are often not heard. Consumer rights activist Anwar Fazal working for Consumers International at the time later proposed the observance of a 'World Consumer Rights Day' marking that date, and on 15 March 1983 consumer organizations started observing that date as an occasion to promote the basic rights of consumers. 

  1. Julius Caesar assassinated on the Ides of March

In 44 BCE Roman dictator Julius Caesar was launching a series of political and social reforms when he was assassinated this day, the Ides of March, by a group of nobles, among whom were Cassius and Brutus.


  1. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

On this day in 1781, American revolutionaries won a strategic victory over the British at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina.

Above are the 10 most important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally. 

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