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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
1938

Karl Soderlund, Duluth Minn, Mr Sally Jesse Raphael

Birth
1938

Johnny Rutherford, auto racer (26 championship races)

Birth
1938

Dimitri Terzakis, composer

Birth
1938

Nazi Germany invades Austria (Anschluss)

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1939

Pope Pius XII crowned in Vatican ceremonies

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1939

David Mlinaric, British interior director

Birth
1939

Barbara Feldon, Pitts Pa, actress (Agent 99-Get Smart)

Birth
1940

Al Jarreau, Milwaukee WI, jazz singer (Moonlighting)

Birth
1940

Albert Johanneson, soccer star

Birth
1940

Finland surrenders to Russia during WW II, gives Karelische Isthmus

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1941

Charles Sanford Skilton, composer, dies at 72

Death
1941

German occupiers confiscate AVRO studios in Netherlands

Event
1942

British troops vacate the Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal

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1942

Brian O'Hara, rocker

Birth
1942

Salvatore "the Bull" Gravano, mobster (testified against Gotti)

Birth
1942

Enrique Morera, composer, dies at 76

Death
1942

Paul Kantner, SF Calif, rock singer/guitarist (Jefferson Airplane)

Birth
1942

Bert Campaneris, baseball player (Oakland A's)

Birth
1943

Soviet troops liberate Wjasma

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1945

NY is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race and creed in employment

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1945

Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist (Les Baroques)

Birth
1945

USSR returns Transylvania to Romania

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1945

Italy's Communist Party (CPI) calls for armed uprising in Italy

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1945

British Empire celebrates it's 1st British Empire Day

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1945

30 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers

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