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Interesting historical events occurring on March 12…

March 12, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012.  Let’s see what we have for today, in years past…

1664 – New Jersey becomes a colony of England.

1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.

1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.

1928 – In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.

1933 – Great DepressionFranklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his “fireside chats“.

1938 – Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria.

1947 – The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.

1964 – New Hampshire LotteryNew Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.

1993 – North Korea nuclear weapons programNorth Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to its nuclear sites.

the gun wire


1993 – The 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.

2011 – A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan’s earthquake.


1922 – Jack Kerouac, American writer (d. 1969)

1940 – Al Jarreau, American singer

1945 – Sammy Gravano, American organized crime figure

1946 – Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress

1947 – Mitt Romney, American politician, 70th governor of Massachusetts

the gun wire

The Hedgehog

1948 – James Taylor, American musician

1953 – Ron Jeremy, American pornographic actor

1956 – Dale Murphy, American baseball player

1962 – Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player

1969 – Jake Tapper, American journalist


2001 – Morton Downey, Jr., American television talk show host (b. 1933)

2001 – Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)




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