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Famous Events For March 12

Famous Events For March 12 – Today In History

March 12: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – March 12  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 12th March 1496: Jews were on this day expelled from Syria.
2. 12th March 1609: On this day Bermuda Island became a British Colony.
3. 12th March 1664: Today New Jersey became a British Colony. King Charles II granted land to his brother, Duke of York, in the newly formed colony.

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18th Century – What Happened on March 12 – The 1700s

4. 12th March 1755: On this day the steam engine was used for the first time in North Arlington, New Jersey.
5. 12th March 1799: Austria today declared war on France.

19th Century – March 12 This Day That Year – The 1800s

6. 12th March 1809: Britain and Persia signed a treaty today which forced the French to leave the country.
7. 12th March 1868: The US Congress today manufacturer’s tax.
8. 12th March 1884: The first college for women which was supported by the state, Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, was on this day authorized in the state of Mississippi.
9. 12th March 1863: The State of the Confederacy Address was delivered today by President Jefferson Davis.

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10. 12th March 1889: The Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes IV was today defeated in the battle at Metema.
11. 12th March 1889: An application was today made for obtaining a patent for his automatic telephone system was submitted by Almon B. Stowger.
12. 12th March 1894: Today Coca-Cola was sold for the first time in bottles

20th Century – Important Events On This Day March 12th – The 1900s

13. 12th March 1900: The Orange Free State President Steyn flees from Bloemfontein today.
14. 12th March 1903: Today a decree granting nominal freedom of religion throughout the country was issued by the Czar of Russia.
15. 12th March 1904: Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie today established the Carnegie Hero Fund.
16. 12th March 1904: In the UK the first mainline electric train between Liverpool and Southport was established today.
17. 12th March 1905: Continued civil strife in Rome forced Premier Giovanni Giolliwas out of office on this day.

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18. 12th March 1906: Today the US Supreme Court ruled that Corporations must provide incriminating evidence in anti-trust suits.
19. 12th March 1906: The Dutch West Coast today was ravaged by heavy storms.
20. 12th March 1908: In support of the Greek struggle in Macedonia the Pan-Macedonian group was formed today in Athens.
21. 12th March 1909: To stem their conflict with El Salvador, three US warships were on this day ordered to Nicaragua.
22. 12th March 1909: The Navel appropriations in Britain were increased today by the British Parliament.
23. 12th March 1911: The cause for infantile paralysis was discovered today by Dr. Fletcher of Rockefeller Institute.
24. 12th March 1912: Today marks the establishment of the first football club in Bulgaria.
25. 12th March 1912: The Girl Scout Organization was founded today. Its original name was Girl Guides.
26. 12th March 1913: Today the foundation stone was laid for the construction of the Australian capital city in Canberra.
27. 12th March 1916: A French ship sank British submarine D3 today.

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28. 12th March 1923: The Phonofilm, a technique for putting sound on motion picture film was on this day demonstrated by Dr. Lee DeForest.
29. 12th March 1917: On the same day that the US President gave an order to arm US merchant ships a German submarine sank an unarmed merchant ship the “Algonquin”.
30. 12th March 1919: The Austrian National Meeting today affirmed to incorporate into Germany.
31. 12th March 1925: The British government led by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin today refused to ratify the Geneva agreement.
32. 12th March 1926: J E van Roey was on this day named the Archbishop of Malines Belgium by Pope Pius XI.
33. 12th March 1926: Denmark today began disarmament unilaterally.
34. 12th March 1928: Over 300 people were killed in California today when the St. Francis dam failed.
35. 12th March 1930: In protest against the proposed salt tax by the British rulers, Mahatma Gandhi began his 200-mile march to the sea.

36. 12th March 1933: US President Franklin Roosevelt today presented his first presidential address to the nation. It was the first fireside chat.
37. 12th March 1934: There was a coup in Tallinn Estonia led by the acting President Constantine Päts today.
38. 12th March 1934: Josip Broz (Tito) was on this day released from prison.
39. 12th March 1935: In England a speed limit of 30 MPH was imposed in towns and villages.
40. 12th March 1938: Austria was on this day invaded by Nazi Germany.
41. 12th March 1939: Pope Pious XII was today crowned in the Vatican Ceremonies.
42. 12th March 1940: The Russo-Finnish war ended today as Finland surrendered to Russia.
43. 12th March 1941: German occupiers on this day confiscated the AVRO studios in the Netherlands.
44. 12th March 1942: The British troops today vacated the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.
45. 12th March 1943: Soviet troops today liberated the Wjasma.
46. 12th March 1944: All travel to Ireland was barred by Britain.
47. 12th March 1945: A call for an armed uprising in Italy was today given by the Communist Party of Italy.

48. 12th March 1945: Discrimination by race and creed in employment was on this day prohibited by New York. New York was the first to do so.
49. 12th March 1945: Today Transylvania was returned to Romania by the USSR.
50. 12th March 1945: Nazi occupiers today executed 30 in Amsterdam.
51. 12th March 1947: The Truman Doctrine was established by US President Truman to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.
52. 12th March 1950: Belgium today voted in favor of the return of King Leopold III.
53. 12th March 1951: Communist troops were on this day driven out of Seoul.
54. 12th March 1958: The British Empire Day was today renamed Commonwealth Day.
55. 12th March 1959: The Dutch Liberal Party won the 2nd Parliamentary elections today.
56. 12th March 1959: The US House and the Senate jointly approved the statehood of Hawaii.
57. 12th March 1966: The United States conducted its nuclear test at its Nevada test site.
58. 12th March 1968: Mauritius today gained its independence from the British.
59. 12th March 1968: The US performs a nuclear test at its test site in Nevada.
60. 12th March 1970: The voting age in the US was today lowered from 21 years to 18 years.
61. 12th March 1971: Prime Minister Hafiz Assad of Syria was on this day elected as President.

62. 12th March 1971: Thousands of shipyard workers of Belfast marched today demanding the introduction of internment to the members of the Irish Republican Army.
63. 12th March 1971: The Army in Turkey today forced the government run by Demirel to resign.
64. 12th March 1976: The South African troops leave Angola today.
65. 12th March 1977: The President of Egypt Anwar Sadat today pledged to regain Arab territory from Israel.
66. 12th March 1977: President Pinochet of Chile today banned the Christian Democratic party.
67. 12th March 1981: Soviet spacecraft Soyuz T-4 today carried two cosmonauts to space station Salyut 6.
68. 12th March 1982: Yasser Arafat, the PLO chief today appeared on the “Nightline”.
69. 12th March 1984: President Gemayel of Lebanon opened the second meeting in five years calling for the end of nine years of War.
70. 12th March 1984: In Britain, the National Union of Mine Workers began their 51-week strike today.
71. 12th March 1985: Today, former US president Nixon said that he would drop secret service protection and hire private bodyguards to lower the $ 3 million deficit.
72. 12th March 1985: The United States and the USSR began arms control talks in Geneva today.
73. 12th March 1987: The USSR today performed a nuclear test at its test site in Eastern Kazakh.

74. 12th March 1987: The lawsuits sought by Oliver North were on this day dismissed by the Federal judge.
75. 12th March 1989: About 2500 veterans and other supporters staged a march at the Art Institute in Chicago demanding the officials remove the American flag placed on the floor as part of the exhibit.
76. 12th March 1989: Prime Minister of Sudan Sadiq al Mahdi formed a new cabinet to end the civil war.
77. 12th March 1989: Madagascar AREMA party today won the parliamentary elections.
78. 12th March 1991: The OPEC today announced a cut in oil production of 22.3Mbbl/d.
79. 12th March 1992: Mauritius today became a republic. They however remain a member of the British Commonwealth.
80. 12th March 1993: Bomb attacks in Bombay India killed more than 300 people.
81. 12th March 1993: The Pentagon in the US called for the closure of 31 military bases.
82. 12th March 1994: The Church of England ordained its first women priests.
83. 12th March 1995: The Congress party in India lost the general elections today.
84. 12th March 1998: A warning issued by astronomers about a mile-wide asteroid colliding with Earth was today withdrawn saying that the calculations were in error and it was off by 600,000 miles.
85. 12th March 1999: Poland, Hungry, and the Czech Republic today became members of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. They were members of the Warsaw Pact.

21st Century – March 12 This Day In History – The 2000s

86. 12th March 2002: The Stockholders of Phillips Petroleum and Conoco today approved a proposed merger worth $ 15.6 billion.
87. 12th March 2002: A color-coded system for terror warning was on this day unveiled by the US Home Land Security Chief, Tom Ridge.
88. 12th March 2003: The Prime Minister of Serbia, Zoran Dindic was assassinated today.
89. 12th March 2003: In Utah, nine months after she was abducted from her home, Elizabeth Smart was reunited with her family. She was earlier abducted by a drifter who had worked in their home.
90. 12th March 2003: The US Air Force announced today that it would resume reconnaissance flights off the coast of North Korea. They had earlier stopped reconnaissance after they encountered four armed North Korean Jets.
91. 12th March 2004: The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun was today impeached by its national assembly, for the first time in the history of the nation.
92. 12th March 2005: After the acceptance of his resignation by the Chinese central government Tung Chee Hwa stepped down as the first Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong.
93. 12th March 2009: It was announced today that the Sears Towers in Chicago would be renamed as Willis Towers.
94. 12th March 2010: Apple in the US began taking pre-orders for their iPads.
95. 12th March 2011: At the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant a reactor melts and explodes after Japan’s earthquake releasing radioactivity into the atmosphere.
96. 12th March 2012: The Syrian army in Homs today massacred 45 people including children.

97. 12th March 2012: China records the highest trade deficit of over a decade.
98. 12th March 2012: Ethnic clashes and cattle raids in South Sudan kill 100 people.
99. 12th March 2013: The Papal conclave began with the newly elected pope on the first day today.
100. 12th March 2013: Methane hydrate was today successfully extracted for the first time by JOGMEC.

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