On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia was "highly likely" to have poisoned a Russian spy and his daughter on March 4 with nerve agent

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Civilian death toll in Eastern Ghouta passes 1,000 in three weeks as Syrian government forces capture the town of Mesraba
  • Plane crash of Bangladeshi carrier at Kathmandu airport kills at least 49 after plane approaches runway from wrong end
  • Research shows Chinese cites have decreased pollution by 32 percent on average in just four years
  • Tens of thousands of farmers from Indian state Maharashtra end protests over loan waivers, prices and land rights after promises from state officials and walking 167km to Mumbai

Famous Deaths

  • Craig Mack, American rapper (Flava In Ya Ear), dies of heart failure at 47
  • Ken Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), dies of pneumonia at 54
  • Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), dies of complications following a surgery at 82
  • Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), dies at 82
  • Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, dies of complications of dementia at 80