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.
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)
- 1881Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain.
- 1912The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
- 1918Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
- 1922Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan formed The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
- 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.
- 1947The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
- 1950The 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.
- 1964New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
- 1999Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
- 2004The 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?
- 1607Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
- 1864William Halse Rivers Rivers, British psychiatrist (d. 1922)
- 1880Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-born American biochemist (d. 1952)
- 1923Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)
- 1940M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
- 1946Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress
- 1948Virginia Bottomley, British politician
- 1949Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
- 1967Julio Dely Valdes, Panamanian footballer
- 1981Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese wrestler
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