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.
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)
- 1664New Jersey becomes a colony of England.
- 1689The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
- 1881Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain.
- 1921İstiklal Marşı was adopted in TBMM(Turkish grand national assembly).
- 1940Winter 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.
- 1950The 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.
- 1968Mauritius achieves independence.
- 1971The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.
- 1993Several bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.
- 2011A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan’s earthquake.
Who were born on March 12?
- 1613André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)
- 1883Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi official (d. 1959)
- 1891George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
- 1948Kent Conrad, American politician
- 1950Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
- 1956Steve Harris, English musician
- 1957Marlon Jackson, American singer and musician (The Jackson 5)
- 1976Panagiotis Bahramis, Greek footballer
- 1979Edwin Villafuerte, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1984Jaimie Alexander, American actress
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