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Saturday March 12, 2022

March 12: Day of the Week

March 12, 2022 was the 71st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 294 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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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.
  • 1811
    Peninsular 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.
  • 1918
    Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    Konstantin Päts and General Johan Laidoner stage a coup in Estonia, and ban all political parties.
  • 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
    Several bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.
  • 2003
    Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
  • 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?

  • 1478
    Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1516)
  • 1718
    Joseph Damer, English politician (d. 1798)
  • 1881
    Gunnar Nordström, Finnish physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1912
    Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)
  • 1923
    Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater
  • 1928
    Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
  • 1945
    Sammy Gravano, American organized crime figure
  • 1946
    Serge Turgeon, Canadian actor and union leader (d. 2004)
  • 1963
    Joaquim Cruz, Brazilian runner
  • 1965
    Steve Levy, American sports journalist

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