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Friday March 12, 2021

March 12: Day of the Week

March 12, 2021 was the 71st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 294 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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.

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March 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 538
    Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.
  • 1881
    Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain.
  • 1913
    Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remained temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.
  • 1992
    Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1993
    North 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.
  • 1993
    Several bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.
  • 1994
    The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
  • 2011
    A 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?

  • 1607
    Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
  • 1880
    Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-born American biochemist (d. 1952)
  • 1880
    Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
  • 1907
    Arthur Hewlett, British actor (d. 1997)
  • 1925
    Georges Delerue, French film composer (d. 1992)
  • 1948
    Kent Conrad, American politician
  • 1956
    Dale Murphy, American baseball player
  • 1966
    John Thompson III, American basketball coach
  • 1969
    Graham Coxon, English musician (Blur)
  • 1971
    Tony Eveready, American adult film actor

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