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, 439,992 hours 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.
  • 1664
    New Jersey becomes a colony of England.
  • 1918
    Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
  • 1947
    The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
  • 1950
    The Llandow air disaster occurs near Sigingstone, Wales, in which 80 people die when their aircraft crashed, making it the world’s deadliest air disaster at the time.
  • 1968
    Mauritius achieves independence.
  • 1971
    The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Several bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.
  • 2003
    Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.

Who were born on March 12?

  • 1672
    Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)
  • 1710
    Thomas Arne, English composer (d. 1778)
  • 1837
    Alexandre Guilmant, French organist and composer (d. 1911)
  • 1891
    George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
  • 1923
    Mae Young, American professional wrestler
  • 1935
    John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Dimitri Terzakis, Greek composer
  • 1966
    John Thompson III, American basketball coach
  • 1978
    Masuimi Max, American model
  • 1989
    Tyler Clary, American swimmer

Who died on March 12?

  • 1289
    King Demetre II of Georgia (b. 1259)
  • 1447
    Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (b. 1377)
  • 1790
    Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (b. 1710)
  • 1925
    Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1937
    Charles-Marie Widor, French organist and composer (b. 1844)
  • 1944
    Artur Gavazzi, Croatian geographer (b. 1861)
  • 1978
    John Cazale, American actor (b. 1935)
  • 1991
    William Heinesen, Faroese writer, poet and artist (b. 1900)
  • 2003
    Andrei Kivilev, Kazakh cyclist (b. 1973)
  • 2007
    Hege Nerland, Norwegian politician (b. 1966)

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