March 12: Day of the Week
March 12, 2021 is the 71st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
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March 12 Historical Event(s)
- 1622Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, are canonized as saints by the Catholic Church.
- 1664New Jersey becomes a colony of England.
- 1928In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
- 1934Konstantin Päts and General Johan Laidoner stage a coup in Estonia, and ban all political parties.
- 1938Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria.
- 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.
- 1992Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1993North 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.
- 1993The 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.
Who were born on March 12?
- 1821Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, Canadian statesman (d. 1893)
- 1878Gemma Galgani, Catholic saint and mystic (d. 1903)
- 1890Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish ballet dancer (d. 1950)
- 1919Mike Stepovich, American attorney and last territorial governor of Alaska
- 1928Thérèse Lavoie-Roux, Canadian politician and senator
- 1938Dimitri Terzakis, Greek composer
- 1953Ron Jeremy, American pornographic actor
- 1962Julia Campbell, American actress
- 1965Coleen Nolan, British singer
- 1978Casey Mears, American auto racer
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