March 12 Events

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March 12th, 2005 (March 12 2005)EventTung Chee Hwa, the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, steps down from his post after his resignation is approved by the Chinese central government.
March 12th, 2004 (March 12 2004)EventRoh Moo-hyun, President of South Korea is impeached by its national assembly for the first time in the nation s history.
March 12th, 2003 (March 12 2003)EventZoran Dindic, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
March 12th, 1999 (March 12 1999)EventFormer Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
March 12th, 1994 (March 12 1994)EventThe Church of England ordains its first female priests.
March 12th, 1993 (March 12 1993)EventSeveral bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.
March 12th, 1993 (March 12 1993)EventNorth Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to nuclear sites.
March 12th, 1992 (March 12 1992)EventMauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
March 12th, 1971 (March 12 1971)EventThe March 12 Memorandum, second intervention of Turkish Army, is sent to the Demirel government and Demirel government resigned.
March 12th, 1968 (March 12 1968)EventMauritius achieves independence.
March 12th, 1967 (March 12 1967)EventSuharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
March 12th, 1947 (March 12 1947)EventThe Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
March 12th, 1940 (March 12 1940)EventWinter War: Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population is immediately evacuated.
March 12th, 1938 (March 12 1938)EventAnschluss: German troops occupy Austria; annexation declared the following day.
March 12th, 1933 (March 12 1933)EventGreat Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This was also the first of his "Fireside Chats."
March 12th, 1930 (March 12 1930)EventMahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march known as Dandi March to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt.Mahatma Gandhi Quotes
March 12th, 1928 (March 12 1928)EventIn California, the St. Francis Dam fails, killing over 600 people.
March 12th, 1918 (March 12 1918)EventMoscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint-Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
March 12th, 1913 (March 12 1913)EventCanberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remained temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital was still under construction.)
March 12th, 1912 (March 12 1912)EventThe Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
March 12th, 1908 (March 12 1908)EventThe Pan-Macedonian group is formed in Athens to support the Greek Struggle for Macedonia.
March 12th, 1894 (March 12 1894)EventIn Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
March 12th, 1881 (March 12 1881)EventAndrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world s first black international football player and captain.
March 12th, 1868 (March 12 1868)EventHenry O Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
March 12th, 1832 (March 12 1832)EventThe ballet La Sylphide first premieres at the Opera de Paris.
March 12th, 1664 (March 12 1664)EventNew Jersey becomes a colony of Britain.
March 12th, 1622 (March 12 1622)EventIgnatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, is canonized a saint by the Catholic Church. Ignatius of Loyola Quotes
March 12th, 0538 (March 12 0538)EventWitiges, 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.

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