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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)

  • 1912
    The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    Winter War: Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population are immediately evacuated.
  • 1947
    The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
  • 1964
    New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
  • 1993
    The 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.
  • 1994
    The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
  • 1999
    Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • 2003
    Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.

Who were born on March 12?

  • 1890
    Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish ballet dancer (d. 1950)
  • 1891
    George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
  • 1922
    Jack Kerouac, American writer (d. 1969)
  • 1923
    Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (d. 2005)
  • 1940
    M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
  • 1949
    Rob Cohen, American film director, producer and writer
  • 1952
    Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 1965
    Liza Umarova, Chechen torch singer
  • 1968
    Tammy Duckworth, American politician, military aviator
  • 1986
    Danny Jones, English singer (McFly)

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