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.
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)
- 1912The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
- 1928In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
- 1930Mahatma 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1994The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
- 1999Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
- 2003Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
Who were born on March 12?
- 1890Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish ballet dancer (d. 1950)
- 1891George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
- 1922Jack Kerouac, American writer (d. 1969)
- 1923Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (d. 2005)
- 1940M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
- 1949Rob Cohen, American film director, producer and writer
- 1952Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
- 1965Liza Umarova, Chechen torch singer
- 1968Tammy Duckworth, American politician, military aviator
- 1986Danny Jones, English singer (McFly)
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