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.
- 1811Peninsular War: A day after a successful rear guard action, French Marshal Michel Ney once again successfully delayed the pursuing Anglo-Portuguese force at the Battle of Redinha.
- 1913Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remained temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)
- 1928In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
- 1930Mahatma 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.
- 1964New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
- 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.
- 2003Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
- 2009Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.
Who were born on March 12?
- 1890Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish ballet dancer (d. 1950)
- 1919Mike Stepovich, American attorney and last territorial governor of Alaska
- 1925Georges Delerue, French film composer (d. 1992)
- 1928Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
- 1940Al Jarreau, American singer
- 1947Mitt Romney, American politician
- 1961Joseph Facal, Canadian politician
- 1962Julia Campbell, American actress
- 1966Grant Long, American basketball player
- 1975Todd Rock, American state legislator
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