On This Day

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 Highlights

About March 12, 1868

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 153 years and 7 months
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces