About March 12

March 12, 2024 is the 72nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 323 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 12

  • 1622
    Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, are canonized as saints by the Catholic Church.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1922
    Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan formed The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
  • 1928
    In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
  • 1933
    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”.
  • 1934
    Konstantin Päts and General Johan Laidoner stage a coup in Estonia, and ban all political parties.
  • 1938
    Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria.
  • 1940
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
  • 1968
    Mauritius achieves independence.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is impeached by its national assembly: the first such impeachment in the nation’s history.

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