On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 2012

Historical Events

  • Australia's most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, is captured after seven years on the run in Gloucester, New South Wales
  • Ireland returns to recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011 following a fall of 1.1% in the third quarter
  • Largest protest in Quebec's history occurs in Montreal with over 200,000 people marching against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education
  • Massive fire devours thousands of hectares of ancient forests and threatens wildlife on Mount Kenya

Famous Deaths

  • Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge, dies at 91
2012 Highlights

About March 22, 2012

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries