March 2012 calendar

March 2012
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 2012.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 2012: find out below

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2012?


Events

  • 01 Mar 2012 Syria:
  • 02 Mar 2012 The Red Cross is denied access to the Baba Amr district of Homs following its capture by the Syrian Army despite having been granted permission earlier to provide relief to 4,000 residents. (Sky News) (The New York Times)
  • 03 Mar 2012 Syria:
  • 04 Mar 2012 2012 Brazzaville arms dump blasts: A series of explosions is reported at a munitions dump in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, with at least 250 people dead. (Reuters), (BBC)
  • 05 Mar 2012 Refugees fleeing Homs in Syria accuse security forces of committing atrocities there. (BBC)
  • 06 Mar 2012 A South Korean panel identifies the 95 Koreans who died in the US bombing of Tokyo during World War II. (Yonhap)
  • 07 Mar 2012 Insurgency in the North Caucasus: Five policemen are killed in a female suicide bombing by the widow of a killed Islamic militant in Dagestan, Russia. (''The Telegraph'')
  • 08 Mar 2012 2011–2012 Syrian uprising:
  • 09 Mar 2012 Arab Spring:
  • 10 Mar 2012 Arab Spring:
  • 11 Mar 2012 A US soldier kills 16 civilians in the Panjwayi District of Afghanistan near Kandahar. (BBC)
  • 12 Mar 2012 Around 100 people are killed in ethnic clashes and cattle raids in South Sudan. (BBC)
  • 13 Mar 2012 After 244 years since its first publication, the ''Encyclopædia Britannica'' discontinues its print edition.
  • 14 Mar 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising:
  • 15 Mar 2012 Ethiopian forces launch attacks on three militant camps inside Eritrea. (BBC)
  • 16 Mar 2012 2011–2012 Syrian uprising: Protests referred to by activists as ampquotThe Friday for International Military Interventionampquot spread from the northern city of Aleppo to the central regions of Hama and Homs, and southern province of Daraa. (Al Jazeera)
  • 17 Mar 2012 Syria:
  • 18 Mar 2012 Three people are killed in a shooting incident in the city of Don Benito, Spain. (RTVE)
  • 19 Mar 2012 Syrian uprising:
  • 20 Mar 2012 Human Rights Watch raises claims of serious human rights abuses in a clash between Myanmar Armed Forces and the Kachin Independence Army in a dispute in Kachin State that has displaced approximately 75,000 people. (Reuters)
  • 21 Mar 2012 Syrian uprising:
  • 22 Mar 2012 The President of Mali, Amadou Toumani Touré, is ousted in a coup d'état after mutinous soldiers attack government offices.
  • 23 Mar 2012 The Financial Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives receives a memo quoting Edith O'Brien, the treasurer of defunct broker MF Global, to the effect that Jon S. Corzine was personally ordering the transfer of customers' money to a brokerage account with JP Morgan Chase last October. (Bloomberg)
  • 24 Mar 2012 15 Kurdish militants, all women, are killed by Turkish security forces in south-eastern Bitlis Province. The women were members of the PKK. (BBC)
  • 25 Mar 2012 Syrian uprising:
  • 26 Mar 2012 An Afghan police officer shoots and kills two British military personnel before being gunned down. (AP via Google News)
  • 27 Mar 2012 A landmine explosion in Maharashtra, India, allegedly by Maoist insurgents, kills 15 policemen and injures 13 others. (''Toronto Star'')
  • 28 Mar 2012 2012 Sabha conflict:
  • 29 Mar 2012 The death is announced of award-winning poet, essayist and public intellectual Adrienne Rich, credited with bringing the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse. (''The Guardian'')
  • 30 Mar 2012 Pakistan:
  • 31 Mar 2012 2012 insurgency in northern Mali: Tuareg rebels attack the northern Malian town of Gao, a day after taking the provincial capital Kidal. (Al Jazeera)

Famous Birthday

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 2012?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial


Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Gary Ross

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Country: United States of America

21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Country: United States of America

The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Drew Goddard

Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Country: United States of America

Sinister

Sinister

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson

American Reunion

American Reunion

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg

Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein

Country: United States of America

American Reunion memorabilia

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 2012?
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free

Coming Apart by Charles Murray

Coming Apart

By:

From the bestselling author of Losing Ground and The Bell Curve, this startling long-lens view shows how America is coming apart at the seams that historically have joined our classes.

Sonoma Rose by Jennifer Chiaverini

Sonoma Rose

By:

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini returns with a Prohibition-era novel about one woman’s journey to save her family—and herself With the nation in the throes of Prohibition, Rosa Diaz

Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Lincoln

By:

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'ReillyThe anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts

The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson

The Shadow Patrol

By:

In late 2009, CIA officers in Afghanistan’s Kabul station allowed a Jordanian doctor into their closest confidence. In truth, the doctor was an al-Qaeda double agent—and when he blew himself up,

All There Is by Dave Isay

All There Is

By:

A celebration of love from StoryCorpsIn All There Is, StoryCorps founder David Isay shares stories from the revolutionary oral history project, revealing the many remarkable journeys that relationships can take. In