March 12 Holidays

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Famous Birthdays Today

<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/james-taylor" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/4f47a8d9-813b-46ab-0935-19ea927ced00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="James Taylor" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Folk Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/james-taylor" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">James Taylor</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>538</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Siege of Rome Ends</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Ostrogoths, under King Vitiges, end their siege of Rome, retreating to Ravenna.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1088</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Urban II becomes Pope</div><div class='timeline-text'>Urban II is elected as the 159th Pope of the Catholic Church, becoming famous for initiating the Crusades.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1622</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Canonization of Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier</div><div class='timeline-text'>Founders of the Society of Jesus, Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, are canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1912</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Founding of Girl Guides</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Girl Guides, which would later become the Girl Scouts of the USA, are founded.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1913</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Naming of Canberra</div><div class='timeline-text'>Canberra, the future capital of Australia, is officially named on this day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of Gandhi's Salt March</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mahatma Gandhi commences the Salt March, a symbolic protest against the British monopoly on salt in India.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1968</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Independence of Mauritius</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mauritius gains independence from the United Kingdom.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of the World Wide Web</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tim Berners-Lee submits his initial proposal for an information management system to CERN, laying the groundwork for the World Wide Web.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Republic of Mauritius</div><div class='timeline-text'>Mauritius transitions to a republic while continuing its membership in the Commonwealth of Nations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Widening of NATO</div><div class='timeline-text'>Three former Warsaw Pact members - the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland - join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).</div></div></div>

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