On This Day in History, Mar. 15, 2021

  • 44 BC – Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by 60 conspirators, led by Marcus Junius Brutus.
  • 1767 – Andrew Jackson is born.
  • 1838 – Alice Cunningham Fletcher is born. She immersed herself in Native American cultures and pioneered ethnological study.
  • 1896 – Marion Cuthbert is born. She helped found the National Association of College Women to fight discrimination in higher education and was secretary of the National Board of YWCA and member of NAACP and numerous peace and human rights boards.
  • 1913 – The first presidential press conference is held in the Oval Office with President Woodrow Wilson.
  • 1933 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg is born.
  • 1946 – Eleanor Roosevelt is appointed US representative to the United Nations.
  • 1965 – LBJ calls for equal voting rights in an address before a joint session of Congress.