Historical Events on March

  • War in Afghanistan (2001-14)

    2002

    U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.

  • War in Afghanistan (2001-14)

    2002

    U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).

  • LGBT rights in the United States

    1998

    Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc.: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.

  • War in Afghanistan (2001-14)

    2002

    Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers and 200 Al-Qaeda Fighters are killed as American forces attempt to infiltrate the Shah-i-Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.

  • Vietnam War

    1968

    Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.

  • World War I

    1916

    World War I: A British force unsuccessfully attempts to relieve the siege of Kut (present-day Iraq) in the Battle of Dujaila.

  • Vietnam War

    1968

    Vietnam War: Battle of Lima Site 85, concluding the 11th with largest single ground combat loss of United States Air Force members (12) during that war.

  • World War I

    1917

    World War I: Mesopotamian campaign: Baghdad falls to Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.

  • Pakistan

    1983

    Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon.

  • World War I

    1917

    World War I: A German auxiliary cruiser is sunk in the Action of 16 March 1917.

  • Israel

    2005

    Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.

  • World War I

    1915

    World War I: During the Battle of Gallipoli, three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.

  • Taliban

    2014

    Four suspected Taliban members attack the luxurious Kabul Serena Hotel, killing at least nine people.

  • World War I

    1918

    World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.

  • First World War

    1918

    First World War: On the third day of the German Spring Offensive, the 10th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment is annihilated with many of the men becoming prisoners of war

  • Pakistan

    1956

    Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)

  • World War I

    1917

    World War I: First Battle of Gaza: British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.

  • Vietnam War

    1973

    Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.