What Happened on March 12

Significant Events

  • 538 Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.
  • 1455 First record of Johann Gutenberg's Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before
  • 1860 Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists
  • 1930 Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax
  • 1994 Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests
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Did You Know?

Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi

On March 12, 1894

Famous Weddings

  • 1969 Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London
  • 1970 Actor Phil Hartman (21) weds first wife Gretchen Lewis
  • 1992 Actress Annette Bening (33) weds actor Warren Beatty (54)
  • 2017 Country music singer-songwriter and guitarist Frankie Ballard (34) weds Old Smokey Boots owner Christina Murphy
  • 2017 Actress and singer-songwriter Amanda Seyfried (31) weds actor Thomas Sadoski (40) in a private ceremony
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