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515 BCE – Construction of the was completed. Temple in Jerusalem unreferenced section
538 – Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ended his , leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, siege of Rome Belisarius. unreferenced section
1870 – The , the official name of the Bulgarian Exarchate 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
1912 – Juliette 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 as the national anthem, with lyrics written by poet İstiklal Marşı Mehmet Akif Ersoy and music by Zeki Üngör. refimprove
1928 – The failure of the northwest of St. Francis Dam Los Angeles resulted in a flood that killed 400 people. lots of CN tags
1938 – Austria was by the occupied Wehrmacht, and subsequently became Ostmark, a province within the German Reich. unreferenced section
1940 – The was signed, ending the Moscow Peace Treaty Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union. refimprove
1993 – A series of took place in thirteen coordinated bomb explosions Bombay, India, killing over 250 civilians and injuring over 700 others. multiple issues
1993 – The formed over the Storm of the Century 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 on charges of illegal electioneering and incompetence, a move that was largely opposed by the public. Roh Moo-hyun unreferenced section
538 – Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ended his , leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, siege of Rome Belisarius.
1864 – American Civil War: The Union Army began the ill-fated , in which not a single objective was fully accomplished. Red River Campaign
1913 – The future capital of Australia was officially named during a ceremony officiated by Canberra Gertrude, Lady Denman, the wife of Governor-General Lord Denman.
1930 – Gandhi began the , a 24-day walk to defy the British tax on Salt March salt in colonial India.
1934 – Supported by the Estonian Army, staged a Konstantin Päts coup d'état, beginning the Era of Silence.
1947 – Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman proclaimed the to help stem the spread of Truman Doctrine communism.
2014 – A gas leak caused in the an explosion East Harlem neighborhood of New York City, destroying two apartment buildings and causing eight deaths. Born/died this day:
(b. 1832) Charles Boycott · (b. 1987) Jessica Hardy · (d. 2008) Lazare Ponticelli
: March 12 in Belize (2018); National Heroes and Benefactors Day in the Commonwealth Day Commonwealth of Nations (2018)
Franklin Roosevelt after one of his fireside chats
(d. 1648) Tirso de Molina · (b. 1838) William Henry Perkin · (d. 1922) Lise Tréhot