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
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.
İstiklal Marşı was adopted in TBMM(Turkish grand national assembly).
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.
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”.
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.
Mauritius achieves independence.
Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
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.
The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
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?
André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)
Thomas Arne, English composer (d. 1778)
Gunnar Nordström, Finnish physicist (d. 1923)
Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi official (d. 1959)
Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
Ray Prewitt, American actor
Rex Walters, American basketball player
Samm Levine, American actor
Atif Aslam, Pakistani singer
Who died on March 12?
King Stephen Dragutin of Serbia (b. 1253)
Frans van Mieris, Sr., Dutch painter (b. 1635)
William James Blacklock, British landscape painter (b. 1816)
Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)
Joe Petrosino, American police lieutenant (b. 1860)
Charles-Marie Widor, French organist and composer (b. 1844)
Winston Churchill, American novelist (b. 1871)
George D. Sax, American entrepreneur (b. 1904)
Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (b. 1924)
Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (b. 1947)
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