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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 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)

  • 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.
  • 1811
    Peninsular War: A day after a successful rear guard action, French Marshal Michel Ney once again successfully delayed the pursuing Anglo-Portuguese force at the Battle of Redinha.
  • 1918
    Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
  • 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”.
  • 1938
    Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 12?

  • 1685
    George Berkeley, Irish theologian (d. 1753)
  • 1718
    Joseph Damer, English politician (d. 1798)
  • 1880
    Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
  • 1923
    Hanne Hiob, German actress (d. 2009)
  • 1940
    Joe Unger, American actor
  • 1957
    Patrick Battiston, French footballer
  • 1960
    Kipp Lennon, American singer
  • 1971
    Isaiah Rider, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
  • 1982
    Tobias Schweinsteiger, German footballer

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