This Day in History
March 15

Year Month Start Date Event
1744 March 15 France declares war on England (March 15)
1827 March 15 King's College is established.
1827 March 15 March 15 - The University of Toronto is chartered
1843 March 15 Service de police de la Ville de Montréal established on Mars 15.
1865 March 15 Born - March 15 - Edith Maude Eaton, author (died 1914)
1923 March 15 Born - March 15 - Laurent Desjardins, politician (d.2012)
1934 March 15 Died - March 15 - Davidson Black, paleoanthropologist (b.1884)
1935 March 15 Born - March 15 - Mary Pratt, painter
1935 March 15 Died - March 15 - James Duncan McGregor, agricultural pioneer, politician and Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (b.1860)
1942 March 15 Died - March 15 - Edgar Nelson Rhodes, politician, Minister and Premier of Nova Scotia (born 1877)
1943 March 15 Born - March 15 - David Cronenberg, filmmaker, screenwriter and occasional actor
1944 March 15 Born - March 15 - Francis Mankiewicz, film director, screenwriter and producer (d.1993)
1960 March 15 Born - March 15 – Carole Rouillard, long-distance runner
1965 March 15 Born - March 15 – Marcel Gery, swimmer and Olympic bronze medalist
1979 March 15 Born - March 15 - Azelia Liu, field hockey player
1990 March 15 March 15 – The federal government decides that Sikhs may wear turbans while serving as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers
1995 March 15 March 15 - Former Nova Scotia Premier Gerald Regan is charged with child abuse
1997 March 15 March 15 - Gilles Duceppe is elected leader of the Bloc Québécois.
1999 March 15 Died - March 15 - Guy D'Artois, army officer (born 1917)
2000 March 15 March 15 - The House of Commons passes the Clarity Act outlining conditions for another Quebec separation referendum
2004 March 15 March 15 - Brad Wall appointed leader of the Saskatchewan Party.
2004 March 15 March 15 - Quebec government warns 1,144 people who attended an acupuncture clinic (owned by Suzanne Sicotte) in Montreal to take blood tests for HIV and hepatitis.
2004 March 15 March 15 - Treasury Board of Canada President Reg Alcock announces a "merit-based" system to appoint new CEOs for Crown corporations.
2008 March 15 Died - March 15 - Ken Reardon, ice hockey defenceman (Montreal Canadiens)(born 1921)
2009 March 15 Died - March 15 - Edmund Hockridge, singer and actor (born 1919)
2010 March 15 Died - March 15 – Dan Achen, guitarist (Junkhouse) (born 1959)