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March 12 Historical Events

The following events took place on March 12. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 44 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 538
    Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius.
  • 1550
    Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile.
  • 1622
    Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, are canonized as saints by the Catholic Church.
  • 1689
    The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
  • 1811
    Peninsular War: A day after a successful rearguard action, French Marshal Michel Ney once again successfully delayed the pursuing Anglo-Portuguese force at the Battle of Redinha.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as a US Navy fleet of 13 Ironclads and 7 Gunboats and other support ships enter the Red River.
  • 1868
    Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
  • 1868
    Basutoland, toaday called Lesotho is annexed by the United Kingdom.
  • 1881
    Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world’s first black international football player and captain.
  • 1885
    Tonkin Campaign: France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh.
  • 1894
    Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn.
  • 1910
    Greek cruiser Georgios Averof is launched at Livorno.
  • 1912
    The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
  • 1913
    Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remains temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)
  • 1918
    Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
  • 1920
    The Kapp Putsch begins when the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt is ordered to march on Berlin.
  • 1921
    İstiklâl Marşı is adopted in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
  • 1922
    Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan form The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
  • 1928
    In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
  • 1930
    Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march, known as the Salt March, to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt

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