Today in History India 15 March 2023

Check out below about Today in History India 15 March in Indian history or March 15 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 15 March in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.

Today’s Historical Events on March 15

World Consumer Rights Day & World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

1493, 15th March: 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, 15th March: Mughal Emperor Akbar abolished the Jizya tax on Hindus.

1820, 15th March: Maine became the 23rd state of the United States.

1877, 15th March: The world’s first official Test match began in England and Australia.

1892, 15th March: Liverpool Football Club was founded.

1906, 15th March: Establishment of the Rolls Royce Limited.

1919, 15th March: Inauguration of Osmania University, Hyderabad.

1985, 15th March: The first domain name on the internet,, was registered.

2001, 15th March: Indian cricketer V. V. S. Laxman scored 281 runs in the Test match against Australia.

2008, 15th March: 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, 15th March: The statue of Mahatma Gandhi was installed in Italy, in Postilion.

2009, 15th March: Geetika Jakhar won the Bharat Kesari title for the seventh consecutive time, becoming the most powerful woman wrestler in the country.

2019, 15th March: Approximately 1.4 million young people in 123 countries went on strike to protest climate change.

Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on March 15

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. 

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

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

1993: Alia Bhatt, an Indian actress.

Death Anniversaries of famous people on March 15

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.

What happened in India on 15 March

Akbar removed ‘Jeziya’ or toll-tax for his non-Muslim subjects.

First Marathi Almanac (Panchang) started by Ganpat Krishnaji.

Guru Hanuman was born at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. He was the pioneer and contributor of wrestling in India. He was bestowed with the Padamshri in 1983. His pupil Satpal and Kartar Singh won Gold Medals in Asian Games.

Annada Shankar Rai, modern Oria and Bengali poet, was born.

Police shoot four people in rioting.

Osmania University was established at Hyderabad.

Ranganandhan Francis, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56), was born.

M.I.Mohammad Ghose, cricket test umpire for 8 tests from 1976-80, was born in Tamil Nadu.

Vasudevrao Apurao Changre, leader in Maharashtra, was born.

Gorkha Rifles Battalion Group (INDBATT) unit was raised as the 4th Battalion, the 2nd King Edward VII’s own Gorkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) by Lt Col O’de T Lovett at Deharadun.

Attlee offers India full independence after agreement on constitution in London.

Planning Commission Day.

Indian Navy’s first Helicopter Squadron was commissioned in Goa.

Karnataka beat Bombay in 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy.

Farukh Abdul Latif, great politician and journalist, was born.

Dr. Rahi Masum Raza, film screenplay, story and dialogue writer, passed away at the age of 64 years.

Vinod Kambli scores 227 vs Zimbabwe. This was his second consecutive Test 200.

Kashmiri militants and Central govt. hold talks on ending violence and to initiate the democratic process in J&K.

Lok Sabha passes Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 1997.

Mr. Vajpayee is appointed Prime Minister. The number of MPs supporting the formation of a government by the BJP stands at 264 in a house of 539, just short of the working majority of 270. However, the President sees the figure as crossing the half-way mark as the Telugu Desam decides to remain neutral. Earlier, the Congress(I) conveys to the President its decision not to stake claim to form a government.

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