March 12 Events in History - March 12 Birthdays - March 12 Deaths



2013 Google agrees to settle a privacy lawsuit, paying a $7 million fine over its handling of wireless data from early 2008 until the spring of 2010
2013 In Rome, Italy, Roman Catholic Cardinals meet in a conclave to appoint a successor to Pope Benedict XVI
2012 The U.S. Census Bureau reports the world now has 7 billion people
2012 A section of China's high-speed railway collapses after it underwent test runs; the collapse may have resulted from heavy rains
2011 Analysts report a nuclear meltdown may be occurring at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant; a state of emergency is declared at five plants
2011 Following the earthquake and tsunami, Japan deploys 50,000 Self-Defense Forces personnel in search and rescue efforts
2010 Residents of Mogadishu are instructed to leave the war zone after more than 50 are killed in three days of violence
1998 "Sound of Music," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
1996 Leeward Islands beat Trinidad by 73 runs to win Red Stripe Trophy
1995 Congress party loses India national election
1995 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA PING/Welch's Golf Championship
1995 Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham U.K. won by Gritshuk and Platov (RUS)
1995 Ice Pairs Champ at Birmingham won by Radka Kovarikova and Rene Novotny
1995 Lara scores 139 in ODI vs. Australia at Port-of-Spain
1995 Letitia Vriesde runs S American indoor record 800m (2:00.35)
1995 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Birmingham won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
1995 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Birmingham won by Chen Lu (CHN)
1994 Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests
1993 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
1993 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
1993 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show
1993 Inkhata leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi begins 2 week speech
1991 5th Soul Train Music Awards
1990 Los Angeles Raiders announce they were returning to Oakland
1989 15th People's Choice Awards
1989 2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found in Philadelphia
1989 Madagascar AREMA party wins parliamentary election
1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial New York City for 4000+ performances
1987 David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game
1987 Federal judge dismisses lawsuits sought by Oliver North
1987 Ice Pairs Championship at Cincinnati won by E Gordeeva and Grinkov (URS)
1987 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Brian Orser (CAN)
1987 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986 210.25 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
1985 Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points
1984 National Union of Mine Workers in England begin a 51 week strike
1984 British ice dancing team, Torvill and Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships
1983 Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4:51:49)
1982 1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica vs. Leeward Islands
1982 PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"
1981 Soyuz T-4 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1981 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Marry Me a Little," premieres in New York City
1981 Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial, Richmond, Virginia
1980 Jury finds John Wayne Gacy guilty of murdering 33 in Chicago
1980 New York Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin
1978 Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
1977 Chile president Pinochet bans Christian-Democratic Party
1977 Egypt's Anwar Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel
1976 South African troops leave Angola
1975 Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam
1972 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lady Eve Golf Open
1972 NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons
1971 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias
1971 Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected president
1971 Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army
1970 U.S. lowers voting age from 21 to 18
1969 11th Grammy Awards: Mrs. Robinson, By the Time I Get to Phoenix wins
1969 Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London
1968 Mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet
1967 Indonesian congress deprives president Sukarno of authority
1966 Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record
1966 Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 wins)
1966 Love's 1st album released "Love"
1966 Pioneer Plaza dedicated
1966 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine and Roses, Striesand wins 2
1964 Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
1964 Malcolm X resigns from Nation of Islam
1964 SN Behrmann's "But for Whom Charlie," premieres in New York City
1964 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold
1963 Bob Dylan cancels "Ed Sullivan Show" television appearance
1962 Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Miami Golf Open
1959 Dutch Liberal Party wins 2nd parliamentary elections
1959 U.S. House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
1958 British Empire Day is renamed "Commonwealth Day"
1957 East Germany accepts 22 Russian divisions
1956 Dow Jones closes above 500 for 1st time (500.24)
1954 1st performance of Arnold Schonberg's "Moses und Aaron"
1951 Baseball Commish Happy Chandler loses fight (9-7) to stay in office
1951 Communist troops driven out of Seoul
1950 Belgium votes (58%) for return of King Leopold III
1950 Pope Pius XII encyclical "On combating atheistic propaganda"
1948 -5 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
1947 "Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater New York City for 69 performances
1947 Belgian government of Huysmans resigns
1947 President Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism
1946 Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland
1945 30 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
1945 British Empire celebrates it's 1st British Empire Day
1945 Italy's Communist Party (CPI) calls for armed uprising in Italy
1945 New York is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race and creed in employment
1945 U.S.S.R. returns Transylvania to Romania
1943 Soviet troops liberate Wjasma
1942 British troops vacate the Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
1941 German occupiers confiscate AVRO studios in Netherlands
1940 Finland surrenders to Russia during WW II, gives Karelische Isthmus
1939 Pope Pius XII crowned in Vatican ceremonies
1938 Nazi Germany invades Austria (Anschluss)
1935 England establishes 30 MPH speed limit for towns and villages
1934 Acting President Constantine Pats commits coup in Tallinn Estonia
1934 Josip Broz (Tito) freed from jail
1934 Paul Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler," premieres in Berlin
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt conducts his 1st fireside chat
1930 Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax
1930 Stella Walsh sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)
1926 Denmark begins unilateral disarmament
1926 Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium
1925 British government of Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement
1919 Austrian National Meeting affirms Anschluss (incorporate into Germany)
1919 George Bernard Shaw's "Augustus Does His Bit," premieres in New York City
1917 Russian Dumas sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets
1917 Stalin, Kamenev and Muranov arrives in St. Petersburg
1916 French airship sinks British submarine D3
1913 Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid
1912 Captain Albert Berry performs 1st parachute jump from an airplane
1912 Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) forms in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low
1912 Helen Hayes Theater opens at 238 W 44th St. New York City
1910 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3
1908 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers sweep Win Maple Leafs in 2 games
1906 Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
1904 1st main line electric train in U.K. (Liverpool to Southport)
1904 Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund
1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) approved as members of AL
1901 Ground is broken for Boston's 1st AL ballpark (Huntington Ave Grounds)
1900 President Steyn of Orange-Free state flees from Bloemfontein
1897 Vincent d'Indy's opera "Fervaal," premieres in Brussel
1896 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)
1894 Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday and Friday
1889 Battle at Metema (Gallabad): Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes IV, defeated
1889 Start of South Africa's 1st Test, vs. England, Port Elizabeth
1888 2nd day of the Great blizzard of '88 in NE U.S. (400 die)
1884 Mississippi establishes 1st U.S. state college for women
1877 British annex Walvis Bay in southern Africa
1877 Great Britain annexes Walvis Bay at Cape colony
1868 Britain annexed Basutoland in Africa
1868 Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax
1868 Great Britain annexes Basutoland in Africa
1867 Last French troops leave Mexico
1865 Affair near Lone Jack, Missouri
1860 Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists
1857 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra," premieres in Venice
1850 1st U.S. $20 gold piece issued
1849 1st gold seekers arrive in Nicaragua en route to California
1848 2nd republic established in France
1799 Austria declares war on France
1789 U.S. Post Office established
1773 Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
1755 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine
1737 Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy
1689 Former English King James II lands in Ireland
1664 1st naturalization act in American colonies
1664 New Jersey becomes a British colony
1642 Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand
1622 Ignatius of Loyola declared a saint
1619 Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia
1609 Bermuda becomes an English colony
1597 England routes troops to Amiens
1594 Company of Distant established for business on East-Indies
1587 English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
1572 Luis Vaz de Camoes publishes "Os Lusiados" in Portugal
1496 Jews are expelled from Syria
1365 University of Vienna founded
1350 Orvieto city says it will behead and burn Jewish-Christian couples
1144 Gherardo Caccianemici elected Pope Lucius II, succeeding Callistus II
1054 Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome
1000 Odo of Lagery elected as Pope Urban II, replacing Victor III











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