What happened this day in history March 12

What are the important events that happened on March 12? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 12: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 12 is the 72nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 28, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,583,971,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptacontadigon’ day.

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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 337 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,638 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 12 Historical Events

  • 538
    Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.
  • 1921
    İstiklal Marşı was adopted in TBMM(Turkish grand national assembly).
  • 1930
    Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march, known as the Salt March, to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his “fireside chats”.
  • 1940
    Winter War: Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population are immediately evacuated.
  • 1968
    Mauritius achieves independence.
  • 1992
    Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1993
    North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to its nuclear sites.
  • 1994
    The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
  • 2004
    The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is impeached by its national assembly: the first such impeachment in the nation’s history.

Who were born on March 12?

  • 1613
    André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)
  • 1710
    Thomas Arne, English composer (d. 1778)
  • 1881
    Gunnar Nordström, Finnish physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1883
    Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi official (d. 1959)
  • 1907
    Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
  • 1935
    John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1970
    Ray Prewitt, American actor
  • 1970
    Rex Walters, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Samm Levine, American actor
  • 1983
    Atif Aslam, Pakistani singer

Who died on March 12?

  • 1316
    King Stephen Dragutin of Serbia (b. 1253)
  • 1681
    Frans van Mieris, Sr., Dutch painter (b. 1635)
  • 1858
    William James Blacklock, British landscape painter (b. 1816)
  • 1898
    Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)
  • 1909
    Joe Petrosino, American police lieutenant (b. 1860)
  • 1937
    Charles-Marie Widor, French organist and composer (b. 1844)
  • 1947
    Winston Churchill, American novelist (b. 1871)
  • 1974
    George D. Sax, American entrepreneur (b. 1904)
  • 1998
    Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (b. 1924)
  • 2006
    Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (b. 1947)

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