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Sunday March 12, 2017

March 12: Day of the Week

March 12, 2017 was the 71st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 294 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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March 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 1689
    The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
  • 1921
    İstiklal Marşı was adopted in TBMM(Turkish grand national assembly).
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1994
    The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
  • 1999
    Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • 2004
    The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is impeached by its national assembly: the first such impeachment in the nation’s history.

Who were born on March 12?

  • 1880
    Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-born American biochemist (d. 1952)
  • 1907
    Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
  • 1947
    Mitt Romney, American politician
  • 1949
    Rob Cohen, American film director, producer and writer
  • 1960
    Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
  • 1965
    Liza Umarova, Chechen torch singer
  • 1969
    Graham Coxon, English musician (Blur)
  • 1971
    Tony Eveready, American adult film actor
  • 1975
    Annabel Port, English radio presenter
  • 1979
    Pete Doherty, English musician

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