12 March

12 March

March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 294 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 12th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 12th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Mauritius day.
  • Against Cyber Censorship Day.
  • National Girl Scout Day
  • National Plant a Flower Day
  • National Baked Scallops Day
  • National Genealogy Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 12

1967: Suharto rises to power in Indonesia

His presidency, which lasted 31 years, was overshadowed by crass human rights violations and the occupation of East Timor.

1947: The Truman doctrine is proclaimed

In his speech before Congress, U.S. President Harry S. Truman defined his foreign relations priorities, which included military and economic support to Turkey and Greece to prevent the spread of communism there.

1938: Hitler invades Austria

The occupation of Hitler’s homeland is known as Anschluss, which is the German word for annexation.

1930: Mahatma Gandhi embarks on his Salt March

The 240-mile march was an act of civil disobedience to protest the British monopoly on salt. It was one of the most significant events during the Indian independence movement.

1918: Moscow becomes Russia’s capital city

St. Petersburg lost its status as the Russian capital following the Revolution of 1917, which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy.

1968: Mauritius got independence from Britain in the year 1968!

1945: Japanese military delegation salute Lieutenant Colonel Nathu Singh (From Rajasthan) , commanding officer of the Rajput Regiment , following their surrender of the Islands, 1945

1945: Japanese military delegation salute Lieutenant Colonel Nathu Singh (From Rajasthan) , commanding officer of the Rajput Regiment , following their surrender of the Islands, 1945

1951: Asakusa district in Tokyo. “A former soldier, wounded during the Second World War, begging in the streets. 1951.

1951: Asakusa district in Tokyo. “A former soldier, wounded during the Second World War, begging in the streets. 1951.

1900: German immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, NY circa 1900 (colored)

German immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, NY circa 1900 (colored)

1894: On this day, the first bottle of Coca-Cola was sold at Biedenharn Candy Company in the year 1894. Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time in a candy store in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1894!

On this day, the first bottle of Coca-Cola was sold at Biedenharn Candy Company in the year 1894.

1737: Galileo’s body moved to the Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy in 1737!

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 12

1979: Pete Doherty, English singer-songwriter, guitarist

1947: Mitt Romney, American businessman, politician, 70th Governor of Massachusetts

1946: Liza Minnelli, American actress, singer, dancer

1922: Jack Kerouac, American author, poet

1864: W. H. R. Rivers, English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, psychiatrist

Shreya Ghosal was born.

Aaron Ekchart was born.

Atif Aslam was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 12

2015: Terry Pratchett, English author

1999: Yehudi Menuhin, American/Swiss violinist, conductor

1955: Charlie Parker, American saxophonist, composer

1925: Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, politician, 1st President of the Republic of China

1914: George Westinghouse, American engineer, inventor

Anne Frank died.

Robert Bosch died.

Alexander McKenzie died.


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