What happened on 12 March?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 12 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


2019 | The revised EU withdrawal bill was rejected by a 149-vote margin in the house of commons.

2014 | A gas explosion in the New York City neighborhood of East Harlem killed eight people and injured 70 others.

2011 | A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melted and exploded and emitted radiation into the atmosphere the day after the Japanese earthquake

2009 | Thirteen years ago, financier Bernard Madoff pled guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street’s history.

2004 | South Korea National Assembly impeached President Roh Moo-hyun.

1994 | The Church of England under Bishop Barry Rogerson in Bristol Cathedral ordained its 32 first female priests

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1991 | Finnish-Swedish neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Ragnar Granit, 91.

1914 | American engineer and businessman, George Westinghouse, 68.

2003 | American novelist and screenwriter, Howard Fast, 89.

2011 |  Italian singer, Nilla Pizzi, 92.

2004 | Russian-American painter, Milton Resnick, 87.


1967 | German writer and opera director, Jenny Erpenbeck.

1959 | Japanese mathematician, Kenji Fukaya.

1950 | Spanish footballer and manager, Javier Clemente.

1947 | German educator and politician, Peter Harry Carstensen.

1985 | Russian footballer, Aleksandr Bukharov.


2012 | On this day, Arsenal’s hope towards the Premier League’s top three continued after a 2-1 victory over Newcastle. Arsenal finished third and Manchester City won the league.


1999 | For the first time in the United States, “Baby Geniuses” was released on this day.


The world’s mosque with the tallest minaret is the Djamaa El Djazair in Algeria with 265m-high. Its minaret was completed in 2019.

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