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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.

March 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
  • 1968
    Mauritius achieves independence.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.

Who were born on March 12?

  • 1921
    Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (d. 1986)
  • 1933
    Barbara Feldon, American actress and model
  • 1946
    Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
  • 1947
    Kalervo Palsa, Finnish artist (d. 1987)
  • 1948
    Virginia Bottomley, British politician
  • 1952
    Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 1965
    Coleen Nolan, British singer
  • 1977
    Ramiro Corrales, American footballer
  • 1978
    Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
  • 1983
    Atif Aslam, Pakistani singer

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