2021 March

March 12: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 12

March 12th is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate International Fanny Pack Day and Plant A Flower Day.

We’ve made it to the 71st day of the year! There are 294 days left until we reach the new year.

If you were born on this day, your star sign is Pisces.

Although this day has had difficult times in the past, it’s also a day worth celebrating as the world was blessed with a worldwide favorite soft drink. Check out all that and so much more with these interesting facts and historical events that make this day so special.

Did you know that on this day in 1970, the legal age required for voting in the USA was reduced? The 26th amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

Keep reading for more facts about March 12th in history!

What Happened On March 12 In History?

2012

The dystopian science fiction-adventure movie “The Hunger Games” premiered in Los Angeles.

1987

American basketball champion David Robinson scored a career high 50 points in NCAA tournament.

1980

The infamous killer clown, John Wayne Gacy was convicted for the murder of 33 men and boys.

OTD in 1980: The infamous killer clown
The day after his conviction he was sentenced to death with the execution taking place in May 1994.
1970

The legal age required for voting in the USA was reduced to 18.

The previous age was 21 but the Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the US Constitution made it illegal to deny citizens over 18 the right to vote.
1966

Canadian ice hockey pro, Bobby Hull, set a new record with his 51st goal of the season.

Source HawkTalk
1948

Cleveland, Ohio recorded its coldest March temperature at a bone-chilling -5°F.

1945

Anti-Discrimination Bill was signed in New York, US.

The bill was aimed at employees as well as job applicants and made it illegal for them to discriminate based on race, religion or creed.
Source WNYC
1894

The world’s favorite soda, Coca-Cola was sold in glass bottles in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA.

OTD in 1894: The world's favorite soda
A candy store owner called Joseph A. Biedenharn was the first person to bottle the drink and sold it in his store. Before then Coca-Cola was sold as a fountain drink.
1881

The world’s first black international football player, Andrew Watson played his first of three matches in Scotland.

1664

King Charles II of England gave a land grant to James Duke of York, which meant that New Jersey became a British colony.

Did you know that on this day, March 12th 1970, the legal age required for voting in the USA was reduced?