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Thursday March 12, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1689
    The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
  • 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.
  • 1868
    Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
  • 1912
    The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
  • 1918
    Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
  • 1928
    In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
  • 1966
    Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
  • 1993
    Several bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.

Who were born on March 12?

  • 1637
    Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (d. 1671)
  • 1890
    William Dudley Pelley, American spiritualist and politician (d. 1965)
  • 1913
    Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian politician (d. 1984)
  • 1923
    Clara Fraser, American feminist and activist (d. 1998)
  • 1925
    Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1938
    Johnny Rutherford, American automobile racer
  • 1958
    Matt Millen, American football player
  • 1963
    Joaquim Cruz, Brazilian runner
  • 1976
    Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
  • 1981
    Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese wrestler

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