March 12: Day of the Week
March 12, 2019 was the 71st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 294 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1868Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
- 1918Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
- 1921İstiklal Marşı was adopted in TBMM(Turkish grand national assembly).
- 1938Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria.
- 1966Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
- 1968Mauritius achieves independence.
- 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.
- 1999Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
Who were born on March 12?
- 1907Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
- 1914Julia Lennon, mother of John Lennon (d. 1958)
- 1935John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
- 1940M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
- 1952Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
- 1953Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
- 1970Rex Walters, American basketball player
- 1970Roy Khan, Norwegian singer (Kamelot)
- 1975Todd Rock, American state legislator
- 1979Pete Doherty, English musician
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