On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 110 people are killed and 63 are missing after a ferry collides with an oil tanker near Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 19 people are shot dead in a bus attack in Ethiopia
  • 28 people, including 22 children, are killed in a motorway bus crash near Sierre, Switzerland
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica announces that it will no longer publish printed versions of its encyclopaedia

Famous Deaths

  • Jock Hobbs [Michael], New Zealand Rugby Union chairman and All Black, dies from leukemia at 52