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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
1904

Ken James, cricket wicketkeeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)

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1905

Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter, dies at 92

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1906

Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast

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1907

(Margaret Peggy McCrorie) Herbison, politician

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1908

David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer/politician

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1908

Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (L'idioma Gentile), dies at 61

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1908

Inez Courtney, NYC, actress (13th Man, Crime Ring, Raven)

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1908

Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers sweep Win Maple Leafs in 2 games

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1909

Johanna "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34

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1910

Roger L Stevens, producer (Giant)

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1910

Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3

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1910

Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, Orange NJ, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront)

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1910

Wilhelmus L Reijers, sculptor

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1911

Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, president of Mexico

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1912

Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) forms in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low

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1912

Helen Hayes Theater opens at 238 W 44th St NYC

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1912

Capt Albert Berry performs 1st parachute jump from an airplane

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1912

James McKay, lord provost of Edinburgh

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1912

Kylie Tennant, novelist (Battlers, Lost Haven)

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1912

Paul Weston, Springfield Mass, orch leader (Jim Nabors Hour)

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1913

Harold Butler, cricketer (England pace bowler late 40's)

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1913

Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid

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1913

Joseph Bayer, composer, dies at 61

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1914

Jan Kapr, composer

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1914

George Westinghouse, US engineer (Westinghouse Electric), dies at 67

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