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.
  • 1664
    New Jersey becomes a colony of England.
  • 1689
    The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
  • 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.)
  • 1918
    Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
  • 1921
    İstiklal Marşı was adopted in TBMM(Turkish grand national assembly).
  • 1928
    In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    Konstantin Päts and General Johan Laidoner stage a coup in Estonia, and ban all political parties.
  • 1938
    Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The Blizzard of 1993 – Snow begins to fall across the eastern portion of the US with tornadoes, thunder snow storms, high winds and record low temperatures. The storm lasts for 30 hours.
  • 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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