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Importance of 12th March in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 12th March special in the world history.

1999
Death of Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violin virtuoso
Great Britain
1998
Death of Beatrice Wood, American artist and ceramicist .
United States
1994
The first women priests in the Church of England were ordained in London
Great Britain
1992
Death of Anthony Perkins, film actor best known for playing Norman Bates in Psycho.
United States
1984
MIners Strike Starts
Great Britain
1984
Death of Arnold Ridley, British actor (Private Godfrey in Dads Army)
Great Britain
1975
Death by execution of Olga Hepnarová, Czech mass murderer and the last woman executed in the Czech republic.
Czech Republic
1969
British musician Paul McCartney (The Beatles) married Linda Eastman
Great Britain
1968
Mauritius achieved independence and in 1992 became a republic.
1938
The Anschluss: Germany invaded Austria, and annexed it on the 13th .
Germany
1935
Hore-Belisha introduces pedestrian crossings and speed limits for built-up areas in Britain
Great Britain
1928
The St Francis dam near Los Angeles, California, burst drowning 450 people.
United States
1908
Birth of Max Wall, British actor and comedian .
Great Britain
1858
Birth of Adolph Simon Ochs, American publisher, owner of ‘The New York Times’.
United States
1776
Birth of Lady Hester Stanhope
Great Britain
1710
Birth of Thomas Arne, composer best known for the patriotic song Rule Britannia.
Great Britain
1689
Deposed James VII & II flees to Ireland – defeated at the Battle of the Boyne (1 Jul 1690)
Great Britain
1626
Birth of John Aubrey writer and antiquary, most famous for his Lives of Eminent Men and his discovery of what are now kown as the Aubrey Holes at Stonehenge.
Great Britain
1609
Bermuda was founded as a British colony
Bermuda
1507
Death of Cesare Borgia, Italian cardinal and politician
Italy
1470
Battle of Empingham
Great Britain
604
Death of Pope Gregory I
Italy
417
Death of Pope Innocent I
Italy
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