March 12: Day of the Week
March 12, 2018 was the 71st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 294 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 538Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.
- 1622Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, are canonized as saints by the Catholic Church.
- 1689The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
- 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.
- 1912The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
- 1913Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remained temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)
- 1940Winter 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.
- 1947The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
- 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.
Who were born on March 12?
- 1718Joseph Damer, English politician (d. 1798)
- 1838William Henry Perkin, English chemist (d. 1907)
- 1864William Halse Rivers Rivers, British psychiatrist (d. 1922)
- 1921Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (d. 1986)
- 1940M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
- 1946Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
- 1948James Taylor, American musician
- 1962Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player
- 1978Arina Tanemura, Japanese manga artist
- 1984Jaimie Alexander, American actress
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