What Happened on March 12, 1930

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh] sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)

Famous Birthdays

  • Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)
  • Robin Cavendish, English campaigner for the disabled, born in Middleton (d. 1994)
  • Scoey Mitchill, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda), born in Newburgh, New York
  • Stanko Horvat, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Alois Jir├ísek, Czech writer (b. 1851)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker