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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
1859

Josef Cyril Sychra, composer

Birth
1860

Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists

Event
1860

Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer

Birth
1862

Jane Delano, US, nurse/teacher/founder (Red Cross)

Birth
1863

Adolf A Wolfschoon, Cura‡ao, poet

Birth
1863

Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italy, writer/military hero (Intruder)

Birth
1865

Affair near Lone Jack, Missouri

Event
1867

Last French troops leave Mexico

Event
1868

Britain annexed Basutoland in Africa

Event
1868

Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax

Event
1868

Great Britain annexes Basutoland in Africa

Event
1874

Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer

Birth
1875

Julio Garreta, composer

Birth
1877

Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer, dies at 52

Death
1877

Great Britain annexes Walvis Bay at Cape colony

Event
1877

British annex Walvis Bay in southern Africa

Event
1877

Wilhelm Frick, German protector of Bohemia/Moravia

Birth
1878

Gemma Galgani, Italian saint

Birth
1878

Joseph Gustav Mraczek, composer

Birth
1880

House Peters, England, silent film actor (Kansas Territory)

Birth
1881

Daniel Webster Hoan, Wisc (Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee)

Birth
1881

V„in” A Tanner, premier of Finland (1926-27)

Birth
1881

Kemal Atatrk, 1st pres of Rep of Turkey

Birth
1883

Judge Jackson, composer

Birth
1883

Murrumgunarriman, [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies

Death