March 12: Day of the Week
March 12, 2017 was the 71st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 294 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1881Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain.
- 1921İstiklal Marşı was adopted in TBMM(Turkish grand national assembly).
- 1964New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
- 1966Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
- 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.
- 1994The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
- 1999Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
Who were born on March 12?
- 1607Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
- 1620Johann Heinrich Hottinger, Swiss philologist and theologian (d. 1667)
- 1832Charles Boycott, British land agent (d. 1897)
- 1921Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (d. 1986)
- 1923Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)
- 1925Georges Delerue, French film composer (d. 1992)
- 1938Dimitri Terzakis, Greek composer
- 1946Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress
- 1967Julio Dely Valdes, Panamanian footballer
- 1969Jake Tapper, American journalist
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