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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1664New Jersey becomes a colony of England.
- 1868Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
- 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.)
- 1921İstiklal Marşı was adopted in TBMM(Turkish grand national assembly).
- 1922Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan formed The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
- 1933Great Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his “fireside chats”.
- 1934Konstantin Päts and General Johan Laidoner stage a coup in Estonia, and ban all political parties.
- 1947The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
- 1993Several bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.
- 2003Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
Who were born on March 12?
- 1672Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)
- 1878Gemma Galgani, Catholic saint and mystic (d. 1903)
- 1895William C. Lee, American Army general (d. 1948)
- 1913Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian politician (d. 1984)
- 1928Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
- 1928Thérèse Lavoie-Roux, Canadian politician and senator
- 1970Ray Prewitt, American actor
- 1972James Maritato, American wrestler
- 1976Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
- 1995Kanon Fukuda, Japanese singer
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