The Daily News | March 15

Watts, Los Angeles, riots (two dead, 25 injured), 1966
Hungarian revolution, 1848
H(oward) P(hillips) Lovecraft, horror writer, died, 1937
American Legion founded, 1919
First open US presidential news conference held (Wilson), 1913
Maine became 20th US state, 1820
Rebecca West (Cicely Isabel Fairfield), English author, died, 1983
Julius Caesar assassinated, -44
First federal underseas park established (Key Largo, Florida), 1960
Aristotle Socrates Onassis died, 1975
Periodic comet Schwassmann-Wachmann brightened by six magnitudes, 1964
“My Fair Lady” opened (New York), 1956
Thomas E. Dewey was sworn in as assistant US attorney in New York, 1931
Civilian government installed in Brazil, 1985
Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the New World, 1493
WBCN radio (Boston) first went on the air, 1968
Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first openly professional baseball club, 1869
First US cardinal (John McCloskey) invested, 1875
John Milton appointed Secretary of Foreign Tongues by Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth government, 1649
Battle of Guilford Court House, North Carolina, 1781