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Gabon: Renovation Day
(Observed on the anniversary of the founding of the Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG): 3/12/1968)
Gabon Penn State University
Mauritius: National Day
(Celebration of independence from Great Britain: 3/12/1968)
Mauritius Great Britain U.S. Department of State
1821 John Abbott (Canadian Lawyer, Statesman, Prime Minister) Canadian Political and Social Leaders
1823 William Flank Perry (Georgia-born Confederate General, Educator) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War Education University of Georgia
1854 George Bullen Shaw (New York-born Member of the U.S. Congress from Wisconsin) New York Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1864 Charles Young (Kentucky-born African-American Military Leader, Musician, Writer) Kentucky Military Leaders Spanish American War African American Military Figures African American Registry
1877 Wilhelm Frick (German Statesman; Hitler's Minister of the Interior) German Political and Social Leaders Nazi Germany World War II
1922 Lane Kirkland (South Carolina-born Labor Leader, Rights Activist) South Carolina Political & Social Leaders Labor
1932 Andrew Young (New Orleans-born African-American Statesman, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia) Andrew Young Atlanta, Georgia U.S. Civil Rights United Nations African American Political and Social Leaders
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
565 Belisarius (Byzantine General ) War Chambers Book of Days
1925 Sun Yat-sen (Chinese Revolutionary Leader) Sun Yat-sen Social Revolutions & Revolutionaries
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1612 England's King James I Issues the Third Charter of the Virginia Company of London England King James I Virginia Colonial Virginia Virginia Historical Society
1664 King Charles II of England Grants Land to His Brother James, the Duke of York, Creating the Colony of New Jersey English Political and Social Leaders New Jersey Charles II Colonial New Jersey New York Times
1689 Deposed English, King James II, Lands in Kinsale, Ireland Kinsale, Ireland Great Britain James II University College Cork
1734 The First Group of German Salzburger Immigrants Reached Savannah, Georgia and Are Greeted with Cannon Salutes Germany Savannah, Georgia Colonial Georgia German Immigrants Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1862 Arrival of the Steamship Brother Jonathan in Victoria, British Columbia Triggers Smallpox Epidemic That Kills 14,000 Native Americans Victoria, British Columbia Naval History Smallpox Native American Heritage Death History Link
1863 President Lincoln Transmits to Senate Treaty with Chiefs and Headmen of Chippewa Indians U.S. Senate Abraham Lincoln Chippewa Indians Historic U.S. Documents Lincoln Logs
1864 Union Troops Begins Ill-fated Campaign Up Louisiana's Red River Lousiana Red River Campaign History Channel
President Lincoln Assigns U.S. Grant as Commander of the Armies of United States Abraham Lincoln Ulyesses S. Grant American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1868 Basotholand is Declared a British Territory after King, Moshoeshoe Asks Britain for Protection British History South Africa African History South African HIstory
1888 China Agrees to Treaty Banning Chinese Labors from Immigrating to the U.S. for 20 years China Immigration Labor Historic U.S. Documents Asian-American Heritage History Channel
1913 Foundation Stone Is Laid for the Australia's Capital City, Canberra Australia National Archive of Australia
1917 The Russian Army Sides with Rebels, Forcing the Resignation of the Imperial Government Russia History Channel
1926 The Danish Parliament Votes for Unilateral Disarmament Denmark League of Nations Photo Archive
1930 Mohandas Gandhi Begins 200-mile March to Protest British Salt Tax Indian Political and Social Leaders Mohandas Gandhi Taxes Human Rights/Civil Right History Channel
1933 8 Days After His Inauguration President Franklin Roosevelt Delivers First Radio Fireside Chat Franklin Roosevelt Radio Propaganda History Channel
1938 Hitler Announces the Anschluss (Annexation) of Austria Adolph Hitler Austria European History History Channel
1939 Pope Pius XII Is Crowned in Ceremonies at the Vatican Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes Religious Leaders and Theologians New York Times
1940 Soviet Forces Breach Finland's Defenses Forcing Surrender and Peace Treaty Finland Soviet Union League of Nations Archive
1945 The Part of Transylvania That Was Under Russian Military Rule Is Returned to Romania Romania Soviet Union Cluj-Napoca Online
1947 The Truman Doctrine Is Announced Before a Joint Session of Congress U.S. Congress Truman Doctrine Cold War History Channel New York Times
1966 U.S. Conducts 20 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1968 Mauritius Gains Its Independence from Great Britain Mauritius Great Britain Business Africa
In Miami, Gunmen Hijack a National Airlines DC-8 and Force the Crew to Fly It to Havana Cuba Florida History Aviation History Terrorism Florida Historical Society
The Gabonese Democratic Party Is Established Gabon Penn State University
U.S. Conducts 1.1 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1970 Three Manhattan Skyscrapers Are Rocked by Separate, Connected Bombs New York City Terrorism Television News Archive
1972 Australian Troops Are Withdrawn from Vietnam Australia The Vietnam War History Channel
1981 Soviet Soyuz T-4 Transports Cosmonauts to the Salyut-6 Orbital Station Soviet Space Program Astronautix
1985 Armenian Revolutionaries Storm the Turkish Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, Killing a Guard and Taking Hostages Turkish Embassy, Ottawa Turkey Armenia Terrorism Death Candian Broadcasting Corporation
1990 African-American, Clarence Thomas, Takes the Oath of Office for the District of Columbia Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Georgia Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit University of Georgia
1993 Several Bombs Go Off in Bombay, India: 300 Die India Terrorism Death BBC
Janet Reno Is Sworn In as the First Female U.S. Attorney General Florida Political and Social Leaders U.S. Attorney General's Office Law and Legal Resources Female American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts History Channel Court TV
1994 The Church of England Ordains 32 Females as Its First Women Priests English History Religion Women Historic Firsts Church of England New York Times
1999 Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic Join NATO Poland Hungary Czech Republic NATO CNN

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