March 12: Day of the Week
March 12, 2019 is the 71st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 1912The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
- 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.
- 1964New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
- 1971The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.
- 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.
- 2004The 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?
- 1832Charles Boycott, British land agent (d. 1897)
- 1863Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian writer (d. 1938)
- 1895William C. Lee, American Army general (d. 1948)
- 1908Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)
- 1918Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
- 1950Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
- 1969Graham Coxon, English musician (Blur)
- 1971Isaiah Rider, American basketball player
- 1979Pete Doherty, English musician
- 1994Christina Grimmie, American singer, songwriter, pianist
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