According to Gregory calendar, on March 12, the day number in a year is 72 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 73. March 12 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 12 March in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1609The island of Bermuda, located in the Atlantic Ocean, became a colony of the British.
1612The last independent Afghan ruler of Bengal, Osman Khan Lohani, died after being severely injured after losing in the Battle of Nekuzayal.
1734The Salzburgers arrived near the Savannah River in the British Colony of Georgia.
1737Galileo's body was brought to the Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.
1755The first steam locomotive was manufactured in the US.
1755In America, the first steam engines were used to extract water from the mine.
1864American Civil War: The Union Army began the ill-fated Red River Campaign, in which not a single objective was fully accomplished.
1870The Bulgarian Exarchate, the official name of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church before its autocephaly was recognized by the other Orthodox churches in the 1950s, was established by the firman of Sultan Abdülâziz of the Ottoman Empire.
1881Andrew Watson made his debut with the Scotland national football team and became the world's first black international football player.
1884The first female American state college was established in Mississippi.
1894Coca-Cola began to be sold in bottles for the first time.
1912Juliette Gordon Low founded a youth organization for girls that grew into the Girl Scouts of the USA.
1913Yashwantrao Chavan, the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the fifth Deputy Prime Minister of the country was born after the bifurcation of the state of Bombay.
1921The Turkish Grand National Assembly adopted the IstiklâlMarsi as the national anthem, with lyrics written by poet Mehmet AkifErsoy and music by Zeki Üngör.
1927The adventure film Theodding Rogue starring John Barrymore was published.
1928600 people died due to floods caused by the breaking of the St. Francis Dam in California.
1930Mahatma Gandhi started the Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. The aim was to break the salt law made by the British.
1934Supported by the Estonian Army, Konstantin Päts staged a coup d'état, beginning the Era of Silence.
1948Costa rican civil war started
1952British diplomat Hastings Ismay was appointed as the firstSecretary General of NATO.
1954Finland and Germany officially ended the war situation.
1968Mauritius gained independence from British rule.
1970The minimum voting age in the US was reduced from 21 years to 18 years.
1984Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal was born.
1993The 1993 Storm of the Century formed over the Gulf of Mexico;at its height its effects were directly experienced by nearly 40 percentof the United States' population.
1995Radka Kovarikova and Rene Novotny won the Ice Pairs Champ at Birmingham.
1995Platov and Gritshuk won the Ice Dance Championshipat Birmingham.
2008The US Air Force removed the world's first stealth fighter aircraft F-117 from its fleet.
2008The world's longest-believed woman, Warva Semenikova, died in Russia at the age of 117.
2011Following the Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan deploys 50,000 self defence forces personnel in search and rescue efforts.
2011One of the nuclear disasters occurred in Fukushima, Japan.
2012A section of China’s high speed railway collapse after it underwent test runs.
2013After paying a $7million fine over its handling or wireless data from early 2008 until the spring of 2010, Google agrees to settle a privacy lawsuit.
2013In Rome, Italy, Roman Catholic cardinals meet in a conclave to appoint a successor to Pope Benedict XVI.
2014China released satellite images of debris which is possibly linked to the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines Flight on 8th March.
2014US President Barack Obama met the acting Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yatsenyuk and vows to stand with Ukraine its conflict with Russia.
538Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ended his siege of Rome,leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general,Belisarius.

Important Historical Events of 12 March in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1930In defiance of the salt tax in India, Mahatma Gandhi began a "march to the sea".
1930Gandhi began the Salt March, a24-day walk to defy the British tax on salt in colonial India.
19931993 Bombay bombing: Many bombings occurred in Bombay in India, killing 257 people and injuring hundreds.
1993A series of thirteen coordinated bomb explosions took place in Bombay, India, killing over 250 civilians and injuring over 700 others.
1993There were 13 bomb blasts in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed and 800 people were injured. This day is known as Black Friday in the history of India.
1995Congress party looses general election in India.
1995West Indian batsman, Brian Lara, scores 139 in ODI at Port of Spain against Australia.

Important Days of 12 March National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
Mauritius Independence DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 12 March 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1911Dayanand Bandodkar / Politician / India
1913Yashwantrao Chavan / Politician / India
1917Googie Withers / Actress / India
1924P.K. Tresiya Ganguly / Engineer / India
1942Shabnam Ara Begum / Qazi / India

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