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Sunday March 12, 2017

March 12: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 1938
    Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria.
  • 1947
    The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
  • 1966
    Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.

Who were born on March 12?

  • 1864
    Alice Tegnér, Swedish composer and organist (d. 1943)
  • 1864
    William Halse Rivers Rivers, British psychiatrist (d. 1922)
  • 1881
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, first President of Turkey (d. 1938)
  • 1889
    Þórbergur Þórðarson, Icelandic author (d. 1974)
  • 1890
    Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish ballet dancer (d. 1950)
  • 1923
    Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater
  • 1928
    Thérèse Lavoie-Roux, Canadian politician and senator
  • 1949
    Rob Cohen, American film director, producer and writer
  • 1962
    Julia Campbell, American actress
  • 1985
    Bradley Wright-Phillips, English footballer

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