Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 12

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This is a list of selected March 12 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 12, 2020 featured article or the March 12, 2020 featured picture.

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Blurb Reason
Arbor Day in China and Taiwan; refimprove
World Day Against Cyber Censorship; needs 3rd party sources
Independence Day in Mauritius (1968) refimprove section
515 BCE – Construction of the Temple in Jerusalem was completed. unreferenced section
538Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ended his siege of Rome, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius. unreferenced section
1622Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, were canonized by Pope Gregory XV. Xavier: unreferenced section, lots of CN tags
1870 – The Bulgarian Exarchate, the official name of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church before its autocephaly was recognized by the other Orthodox churches in the 1950s, was established by the firman of Sultan Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire. refimprove
1912Juliette Gordon Low founded a youth organization for girls that grew into the Girl Scouts of the USA. refimprove section
1921 – The Turkish Grand National Assembly adopted the İstiklal Marşı as the national anthem, with lyrics written by poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy and music by Zeki Üngör. refimprove
1928 – The failure of the St. Francis Dam northwest of Los Angeles resulted in a flood that killed 400 people. lots of CN tags
1938 – Austria was occupied by the Wehrmacht, and subsequently became Ostmark, a province within the German Reich. lots of CN tags
1940 – The Moscow Peace Treaty was signed, ending the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union. refimprove
1993 – A series of thirteen coordinated bomb explosions took place in Bombay, India, killing over 250 civilians and injuring over 700 others. multiple issues
1993 – The Storm of the Century formed over the Gulf of Mexico; at its height its effects were directly experienced by nearly 40 percent of the United States' population. refimprove section
2003 – Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić was assassinated in Belgrade. Đinđić: refimprove sections; Assassination: refimprove section
2004 – The National Assembly of South Korea voted to impeach President Roh Moo-hyun on charges of illegal electioneering and incompetence, a move that was largely opposed by the public. lead too long; unreferenced section



March 12

Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu
Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu

Symeon the New Theologian (d. 1022) · Lilian Faithfull (b. 1865) · Zhao Wei (b. 1976)

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