About March 12

March 12, 2021 is the 71st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Pisces is the sun 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 326 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 12

  • 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.
  • 1622
    Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, are canonized as saints by the Catholic Church.
  • 1664
    New Jersey becomes a colony of England.
  • 1689
    The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
  • 1868
    Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
  • 1881
    Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain.
  • 1912
    The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
  • 1913
    Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remained temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)
  • 1922
    Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan formed The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
  • 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.
  • 1938
    Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria.
  • 1947
    The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
  • 1964
    New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
  • 1966
    Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
  • 1968
    Mauritius achieves independence.
  • 1971
    The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • 2009
    Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.

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