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Thursday March 12, 2020

March 12: Day of the Week

March 12, 2020 was the 72nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 294 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1881
    Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain.
  • 1912
    The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
  • 1918
    Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
  • 1922
    Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan formed The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
  • 1930
    Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march, known as the Salt March, to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt.
  • 1947
    The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
  • 1999
    Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • 2004
    The 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?

  • 1607
    Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
  • 1864
    William Halse Rivers Rivers, British psychiatrist (d. 1922)
  • 1880
    Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-born American biochemist (d. 1952)
  • 1923
    Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)
  • 1940
    M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
  • 1946
    Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress
  • 1948
    Virginia Bottomley, British politician
  • 1949
    Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • 1967
    Julio Dely Valdes, Panamanian footballer
  • 1981
    Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese wrestler

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