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 This day in History - March 15
406 Historic Events for March 15
1852

Augusta Gregory, Ireland, playwright/poet/Yates mistress

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1855

Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine

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1855

L£tzen Wagenaar, Frisian writer/vicar (Tsjerk Ages)

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1858

Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding)

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1862

Gen John Hunt Morgan begins 4 days of raids near Gallatin, TN

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1864

Johan Halvorsen, composer

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1864

Leslie Stuart, composer

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1864

Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, LA

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1867

Will Rossiter, composer

Birth
1867

Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland and Other Poems)

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1867

Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university

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1869

Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st pro baseball team

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1869

Cincinnati Red Stockings beat Antioch 41-7

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1871

Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs)

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1873

Lee Shubert, producer (theatres in NY and LA named after him)

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1873

David Vaughan Thomas, composer

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1874

Harold L Ickes, social activist, New Deal politician

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1875

1st US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested

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1877

Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at MCG

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1878

Hanson Carter, cricketer (Yorkshire Aussie WK of early 20th century)

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1879

Gerrit J Heering, Dutch theologist (Fall of Christianity)

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1880

Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 51

Death
1881

Emory Upton, US Union gen-maj (Selma), commits suicide at 42

Death
1883

Karol Studzinski, composer, dies at 55

Death
1884

Rudolf Piskacek, composer

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