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Sunday 12 March 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Girl Scout Birthday (United States)

Events

  • 2004 – The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is impeached by its National Assembly: The first such impeachment in the nation's history.
  • 2003 – WHO officially released global warning on pandemic SARS disease.
  • 1994 – The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
  • 1961 – First winter ascent of the North Face of the Eiger.
  • 1933 – Great Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his "fireside chats".
  • 1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
  • 1894 – Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph A. Biedenharn.
  • 1881 – Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as a US Navy fleet of 13 Ironclads and 7 Gunboats and other support ships enter the Red River

Births

  • 1994 – Christina Grimmie, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2016)
  • 1988 – Tyler Ward, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Chris Seitz, American soccer player
  • 1987 – Jessica Hardy, American swimmer
  • 1982 – Erick Stevens, American wrestler
  • 1982 – Zach Miner, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Holly Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1979 – Nidia Guenard, American wrestler and manager
  • 1979 – Shaun Rogers, American football player
  • 1978 – Casey Mears, American race car driver
  • 1978 – Claudio Sanchez, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Neal Obermeyer, American cartoonist
  • 1977 – Ramiro Corrales, American soccer player
  • 1974 – Chris Carr, American basketball player and coach
  • 1974 – Matt Barela, American wrestler and actor
  • 1972 – Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Isaiah Rider, American basketball player and rapper
  • 1970 – Dave Eggers, American author and screenwriter
  • 1970 – John Nemechek, American race car driver (d. 1997)
  • 1970 – Rex Walters, American basketball player and coach
  • 1969 – Jake Tapper, American journalist and author
  • 1968 – Aaron Eckhart, American actor and producer
  • 1968 – Dylan Carlson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968 – Tammy Duckworth, Thai-American colonel, pilot, and politician
  • 1966 – Grant Long, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1965 – Shawn Gilbert, American baseball player and coach
  • 1965 – Steve Finley, American baseball player
  • 1962 – Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player and minister
  • 1961 – Titus Welliver, American actor
  • 1960 – Courtney B. Vance, American actor and painter
  • 1958 – Matt Millen, American football player, executive, and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Marlon Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1956 – Dale Murphy, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Ron Jeremy, American pornographic actor
  • 1949 – Bill Payne, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1949 – Rob Cohen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1948 – James Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1948 – Kent Conrad, American politician
  • 1947 – Mary Jean Harrold, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Mitt Romney, American businessman and politician, 70th Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1946 – Frank Welker, American voice actor and singer
  • 1946 – Liza Minnelli, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1945 – George Jackson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1942 – Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1940 – Al Jarreau, American singer (d. 2017)
  • 1939 – Jude Milhon, American hacker and author (d. 2003)
  • 1938 – Johnny Rutherford, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1938 – Lew DeWitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)
  • 1936 – Eddie Sutton, American basketball player and coach
  • 1936 – Lloyd Dobyns, American journalist and author
  • 1934 – Virginia Hamilton, American author (d. 2002)
  • 1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress
  • 1932 – Andrew Young, American pastor and politician, 14th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1931 – Herb Kelleher, American lawyer and businessman, co-founded Southwest Airlines
  • 1931 – Robert B. Oakley, American soldier and diplomat, 19th United States Ambassador to Pakistan (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Vern Law, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1930 – Win Tin, Burmese journalist and politician, co-founded the National League for Democracy (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Edward Albee, American director and playwright (d. 2016)
  • 1926 – George Ariyoshi, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Hawaii
  • 1925 – Harry Harrison, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Clara Fraser, American activist, co-founded Radical Women (d. 1998)
  • 1923 – Joseph F. Weis, Jr., American lawyer and judge (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Mae Young, American wrestler (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Wally Schirra, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Jack Kerouac, American author and poet (d. 1969)
  • 1922 – Lane Kirkland, American sailor and union leader (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
  • 1919 – Mike Stepovich, American lawyer and politician, Governor of the Territory of Alaska (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – Elaine de Kooning, American painter and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1917 – Leonard Chess, American record company executive, co-founder of Chess Records (d. 1969)
  • 1917 – Millard Kaufman, American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1915 – Willibald C. Bianchi, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)
  • 1913 – Agathe von Trapp, Hungarian-American singer and author (d. 2010)
  • 1912 – Edgar Tafel, American architect (d. 2011)
  • 1912 – Paul Weston, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)
  • 1907 – Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1896 – Jesse Fuller, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1976)
  • 1895 – William C. Lee, American general (d. 1948)
  • 1891 – George W. Mason, American businessman (d. 1954)
  • 1890 – William Dudley Pelley, American screenwriter and politician, founded the Silver Legion of America (d. 1965)
  • 1880 – Henry Drysdale Dakin, English-American chemist and academic (d. 1952)
  • 1874 – Charles Weeghman, American businessman (d. 1938)
  • 1864 – Charles Young, American colonel (d. 1922)
  • 1859 – Abraham H. Cannon, American religious leader (d. 1896)
  • 1858 – Adolph Ochs, American publisher (d. 1935)
  • 1851 – Theodore Thurston Geer, American journalist and politician, 10th Governor of Oregon (d. 1924)
  • 1835 – Simon Newcomb, Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1909)
  • 1831 – Clement Studebaker, American businessman, co-founded Studebaker (d. 1901)
  • 1806 – Jane Pierce, American wife of Franklin Pierce, 15th First Lady of the United States (d. 1863)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Michael Graves, American architect and academic, designed the Portland Building and the Humana Building (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Willie Barrow, American minister and activist (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Ola L. Mize, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Paul C. Donnelly, American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – George Burditt, American lawyer and politician (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Dick Harter, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Michael Hossack, American drummer (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Samuel Glazer, American businessman, co-founded Mr. Coffee (b. 1923)
  • 2007 – Arnold Drake, American author and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Victor Sokolov, Russian-American priest and journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2004 – Milton Resnick, Russian-American painter (b. 1917)
  • 2003 – Howard Fast, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2003 – Lynne Thigpen, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2001 – Morton Downey, Jr., American singer-songwriter, actor, and talk show host (b. 1933)
  • 2001 – Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)
  • 1999 – Yehudi Menuhin, American-Swiss violinist and conductor (b. 1916)
  • 1998 – Beatrice Wood, American painter and potter (b. 1893)
  • 1992 – Lucy M. Lewis, American potter (b. 1890)
  • 1989 – Maurice Evans, English-American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1987 – Woody Hayes, American football player and coach (b. 1913)
  • 1985 – Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (b. 1899)
  • 1974 – George D. Sax, American banker and businessman (b. 1904)
  • 1973 – Frankie Frisch, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
  • 1971 – Eugene Lindsay Opie, American physician and pathologist (b. 1873)
  • 1957 – Josephine Hull, American actress (b. 1877)
  • 1955 – Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1920)
  • 1947 – Winston Churchill, American author and playwright (b. 1871)
  • 1942 – Robert Bosch, German engineer and businessman, founded Robert Bosch GmbH (b. 1861)
  • 1935 – Mihajlo Pupin, Serbian-American physicist and chemist (b. 1858)
  • 1929 – Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Atlanta (b. 1851)
  • 1929 – William Turner Dannat, American painter (b. 1853)
  • 1914 – George Westinghouse, American engineer and businessman (b. 1846)
  • 1909 – Joseph Petrosino, American police officer (b. 1860)
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