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
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.
New Jersey becomes a colony of England.
Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
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.
Mauritius achieves independence.
The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.
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.
Several bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.
Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
Who were born on March 12?
Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)
Thomas Arne, English composer (d. 1778)
Alexandre Guilmant, French organist and composer (d. 1911)
George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
Mae Young, American professional wrestler
John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
Dimitri Terzakis, Greek composer
John Thompson III, American basketball coach
Masuimi Max, American model
Tyler Clary, American swimmer
Who died on March 12?
King Demetre II of Georgia (b. 1259)
Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (b. 1377)
Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (b. 1710)
Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and politician (b. 1866)
Charles-Marie Widor, French organist and composer (b. 1844)
Artur Gavazzi, Croatian geographer (b. 1861)
John Cazale, American actor (b. 1935)
William Heinesen, Faroese writer, poet and artist (b. 1900)
Andrei Kivilev, Kazakh cyclist (b. 1973)
Hege Nerland, Norwegian politician (b. 1966)
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