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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1881
    Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain.
  • 1912
    The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
  • 1918
    Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 1947
    The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
  • 1992
    Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Who were born on March 12?

  • 1781
    Frederica of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1826)
  • 1881
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, first President of Turkey (d. 1938)
  • 1889
    King Idris I of Libya (d. 1983)
  • 1919
    Mike Stepovich, American attorney and last territorial governor of Alaska
  • 1925
    Georges Delerue, French film composer (d. 1992)
  • 1930
    Vernon Law, American baseball player
  • 1935
    John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    Eddie Sutton, American college basketball coach
  • 1980
    John-Paul Lavoisier, American actor
  • 1981
    Maurizio Lauro, Italian footballer

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