Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 12: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 12, 2017

 Historical Events

538  Witiges, 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.

1455  First record of Johann Gutenberg's Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before

1860  Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists

1930  Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

1994  Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests

More Historical Events

Famous Birthdays


Darryl Strawberry

55th Birthday


Edward Albee

89th Birthday
More Famous Birthdays

Famous Deaths


Anne Frank

(1929 - 1945)

George Westinghouse

(1846 - 1914)
More Famous Deaths

March 12th: Wave of Doubt over Britannia


The composer who put "Rule, Britannia!" to music was born on this day, but the original words are not quite what they bellow out at the Last Night of the Proms.
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