This Day in History – March 12

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March 12

Our history is our only uninterrupted link to the past. To study history is to know the numerous events that facilitated the progress of humanity. It further bridges the gap between various cultures, thereby fostering empathy and humanness. Today, let us understand the numerous events on March 12 that have come to be regarded as important moments in our history. 

What Events Happened in India on March 12?

Vijeta
Credits – Youtube

1940: Execution of governor of Punjab
The Indian revolutionary Udham Singh assassinated the governor of Punjab, Michael O’dyer in a public gathering on March 12, 1940.

1996: India’s defeat at the Cricket World Cup
India lost the cricket world cup final to Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

1996: Shafi Inamdar
Renowned Indian actor Shafi Inamdar made his acting debut with Vijeta on March 12, 1996.

2004: Ustad Vilayat Khan Died
Sitar maestro  Ustad Vilayat Khan and recipient of Padma Vibhushan died on this day.

What Historic Events Happened Around The World on March 12?

Credits – Times of India

624: Battle of Badr
Army of prophet Muhammed won the victory of the Meccan Army on this day.

1639: Renaming of Cambridge College
The Cambridge college in Massachusetts was renamed Harvard honouring the clergyman John Harvard.

1877: Patents for Earmuffs
The first patents for earmuffs were granted to Chester Greenwood after inventing them at the age of 15.

1918: Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary and political opponent of Stalin, Leon Trotsky gained control over the German army on March 12, 1918. 

1922: Premier of “Back to Methuselah V” 
George Bernard Shaw’s famous “Back to Methuselah V” was premiered in New York.

1943: Assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler
A Failed assassin attempt was made on Adolf Hitler during the Smolensk-Rastenburg flight.

1963:  Alliance for Progress
35th American President John F Kennedy set up his Alliance for Progress on this day.

1969: Return of Apollo 9
Apollo 9 returned safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module on March 12, 1969.

1993: Australian elections
Australian Labor Party headed by Paul Keating re-elected for a fifth term.

2005:  Walt Disney CEO
Bob Iger was named the CEO of Walt Disney International, succeeding Michael Eisner on March 12, 2005.

List of Important Birthdays

  • Innocent XII
    Innocent XII the pope of the catholic church was born on this day on March 12, 1615.
  • Charles Grey
    Charles Grey, Earl Grey and English politician was born on this day.
  • Geeta Basra
    British- Indian actress Geeta Bara was born on this day on March 12, 1984.
  • Emile Hirsch
    American actor Emile Hirsch famous for his moves “into the Wild’ and ‘Speedracer’ was born in California.
  • Peaches Geldof
    Born in London, Peaches Geldof is a British columnist and daughter of Bob Geldof was born on March 12, 1989.

This was all about the important events of March 12. To know more about the historical significance of other days, check out our blogs at Leverage Edu! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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