March 12: Day of the Week
March 12, 2020 is the 72nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 294 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 1918Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
- 1921İstiklal Marşı was adopted in TBMM(Turkish grand national assembly).
- 1922Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan formed The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
- 1928In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2003Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
Who were born on March 12?
- 1922Jack Kerouac, American writer (d. 1969)
- 1923Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)
- 1926George Ariyoshi, American politician
- 1931Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas, American actor (d. 1980)
- 1938Dimitri Terzakis, Greek composer
- 1946Serge Turgeon, Canadian actor and union leader (d. 2004)
- 1948James Taylor, American musician
- 1970Rex Walters, American basketball player
- 1972Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian actor
- 1994Tyler Patrick Jones, American actor
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