March 2012 calendar

March 2012

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2012?


  • 01 Mar 2012 Syria:
  • 02 Mar 2012 Despite having been granted permission to assist 4,000 people earlier, the Red Cross is now denied access to the Baba Amr District of Homs.
  • 03 Mar 2012 Syria:
  • 04 Mar 2012 2012 Brazzaville explosions at the arms dump: At least 250 people were killed in a series of explosions at the munitions dump at Brazzaville. (Reuters),
  • 05 Mar 2012 Syrian refugees fleeing Homs accuse security forces for atrocities.
  • 06 Mar 2012 A South Korean panel names the 95 Koreans who were killed in the bombing of Tokyo by the United States during World War II.
  • 07 Mar 2012 Five policemen die in an insurgency in North Caucasus. The widow of a deceased Islamic militant in Dagestan (Russia) commits suicide bombing.
  • 08 Mar 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • 09 Mar 2012 Arab Spring
  • 10 Mar 2012 Arab Spring
  • 11 Mar 2012 16 civilians are killed by a US soldier in Afghanistan's Panjwayi District, near Kandahar.
  • 12 Mar 2012 In South Sudan, around 100 people are killed in ethnic clashes or cattle raids.
  • 13 Mar 2012 The ''Encyclopaedia Britishnica'' has been discontinued after 244 years.
  • 14 Mar 2012 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
  • 15 Mar 2012 Three militant camps in Eritrea are attacked by Ethiopian forces
  • 16 Mar 2012 2011-2012 Syrian Uprising: Protests known by activists as ampquotThe Friday For International Military Interventionampquot spread across the northern city Aleppo, to the central areas of Hama and Homs and to the southern province of Daraa.
  • 17 Mar 2012 Syria:
  • 18 Mar 2012 Three people are shot to death in Don Benito (Spain), in an incident that occurred during a shooting.
  • 19 Mar 2012 Uprising in Syria:
  • 20 Mar 2012 Human Rights Watch claims that there were serious violations of human rights in the clash between Myanmar Armed Forces (MYF) and the Kachin Independence Army. This conflict has resulted in approximately 75,000 people being displaced.
  • 21 Mar 2012 Uprising in Syria:
  • 22 Mar 2012 After mutinous soldiers attacked government offices, Amadou Toumani Toure is elected President of Mali.
  • 23 Mar 2012 The Financial Services Committee of Congress receives a memo quoting Edith O'Brien (treasurer of defunct broker MF Global), stating that Jon S. Corzine personally ordered the transfer of customers' funds to a brokerage account at JP Morgan Chase last Oct.
  • 24 Mar 2012 Turkish security forces kill 15 Kurdish militants all women in the south-eastern Bitlis Province. These women were all members of the PKK.
  • 25 Mar 2012 Uprising in Syria:
  • 26 Mar 2012 A police officer in Afghanistan shoots and kills two British soldiers before being shot to death.
  • 27 Mar 2012 An explosion of landmines in Maharashtra (India) kills 15 police officers and injures thirteen others.
  • 28 Mar 2012 2012 Sabha conflict:
  • 29 Mar 2012 Adrienne Rich, an essayist, poet and public intellectual, has died. She is credited with helping to bring the oppression against women and lesbians into the forefront of poetic discourse.
  • 30 Mar 2012 Pakistan:
  • 31 Mar 2012 2012 rebellion in northern Mali: Tuareg rebels attack Gao in northern Malian, just a day after they took the provincial capital Kidal.
  • 02 Mar 2012 A tornado outbreak occurs over a large section of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 2012?

A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison

A Perfect Blood


"I wouldn't miss a Kim Harrison book for anything."--Charlaine HarrisThere's nothing more darkly satisfying than time spent in the Hollows--New York Times bestseller Kim Harrison's alternate urban fantasy Cincinnati where vampires,

Raylan by Elmore Leonard



"Elmore Leonard can write circles about almost anyone active in the crime novels today ."--New York Times Book ReviewWith over forty novels under his belt and still going strong, this legendary author is a true legend.

Revelations by Elaine Pagels



This is a deep exploration of the Bible's most controversial text--from the author Beyond Belief and The Gnostic Gospels. The strangest book in the New Testament, full of visions of the Rapture.

All There Is by Dave Isay

All There Is


StoryCorps' founder David Isay celebrates love in All There Is. He shares stories from his groundbreaking oral history project and reveals the amazing journeys that couples can go on. In

Quiet by Susan Cain



The Quiet Revolution started with the book. At least one third of people we know are introverts. These are those who listen more than they speak; who invent and create, but hate speaking.