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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

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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)

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The Godfather

The Godfather

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Country: United States of America

Annie Hall

Annie Hall

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

The Righteous Mind

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As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREWhen literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating.

Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke

Cinnamon Roll Murder

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The Fresh Baked Usa Today, San Francisco Chronicle And Chicago Tribune Bestseller!April is a busy time for Hannah Swensen and her bakery; the warm weather makes folks in Lake Eden, Minnesota,

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

The Wolf Gift

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When Reuben Golding, a young reporter on assignment, arrives at a secluded mansion on a bluff high above the Pacific, it’s at the behest of the home’s enigmatic female owner.

All There Is by Dave Isay

All There Is

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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