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March 12th

March 12th is the 71st day of the year (72nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 12th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 12th

1784 William Buckland (paleontologist)

1835 Simon Newcomb (astronomer, mathematician)

1889 King Idris of Libya.

1904 Lyudmila Keldysh (mathematician)

1922 Jack Kerouac (author, poet)

1925 Harry Harrison (author)

1940 Al Jarreau (singer)

1946 Liza Minnelli (actress, singer)

Liza Minnelli

1947 Mitt Romney (US politician)

1948 James Taylor (musician)

1949 Virginia Bottomley (British politician)

1949 David Mellor (British politician, broadcaster, lawyer)

1954 Anish Kapoor (sculptor)

1956 Steve Harris (musician - Iron Maiden)

1957 Marlon Jackson (singer - The Jackson 5)

1961 Titus Welliver (actor)

1962 Darryl Strawberry (baseball player)

Darryl Strawberry

1962 Titus Welliver (actor)

1968 Aaron Eckhart (actor)

1969 Graham Coxon (musician - Blur)

1970 Karen Bradley (British politician, broadcaster, lawyer)

1979 Pete Doherty (musician)

March 12th in History

1881 Andrew Watson debuts for Scotland, and is the first black international soccer player.

1912 Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) is founded.

1913 The future capital of Australia is named Canberra.

1918 Moscow becomes the capital of Soviet Russia.

1928 Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor in recognition of his solo trans-Atlantic flight.

Charles Lindbergh

1930 Mahatma Gandi sets out on the Salt March in India.

Mohandas Gandhi

1938 The Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria (annexation is announced the next day).

1968 Mauritius becomes independent from the UK.

1971 Hafez al-Assad becomes President of Syria.

Hafez al-Assad

1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee submits a proposal to CERN for an information management system. This system eventually evolves into the World Wide Web.

1994 The Church of England ordains its first female priests.

2003 World Health Organization (WHO) releases a global warning about an outbreak of Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

2009 Bernie Madoff pleads guilty to an $18 billion financial scam.

2011 The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan suffers a major nuclear accident as a result of a major earthquake that took place the previous day.

March 12th is also

National Day (Mauritius)

Flag Day (Venezuela)

Arbor Day (China and Taiwan)


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