What Happened on March 12, 1868

Historical Events

  • Great Britain annexes Basutoland in Africa (later renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho)
  • Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, in Sydney, Australia, Duke is shot but survives
  • US Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax
1868 History

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Doudart de Lagrée, French naval officer and entomologist (led the Mekong River expedition 1866-68), dies during the Mekong Expedition at 44

About March 12, 1868

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces