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 This day in History - March 12
440 Historic Events for March 12
1930

Stella Walsh sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)

Event
1930

Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

Event
1931

Geoffrey de Bellaigue, director (Royal Collection)

Birth
1931

William "Buckwheat" Thomas, actor (Little Rascals)

Birth
1932

Andrew Young, US ambassador to UN (1977-79)/(Mayor-D-Atlanta)

Birth
1932

Ivar Kreuger, "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide

Death
1933

FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"

Event
1934

Josip Broz (Tito) freed from jail

Event
1934

Acting Pres Constantine P„ts commits coup in Tallinn Estonia

Event
1934

Paul Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler," premieres in Berlin

Event
1934

Rudolph Agner, CEO (Consolidated Gold Fields)

Birth
1935

England establishes 30 MPH speed limit for towns and villages

Event
1935

John Gross, author (Age of Kipling, Dickens and 20th Century)

Birth
1935

Helga Pilarczyk, German soprano (Salome, Lulu)

Birth
1936

Lloyd Dobbins, Newport News Va, newscaster (NBC News Overnight)

Birth
1936

Anthony Loehnis, vice chairman (S G Warburg and Co)

Birth
1936

Keith Slater, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1958-59 series)

Birth
1936

Patrick Procktor, painter

Birth
1937

Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, French organist/composer, dies at 93

Death
1937

Jeno Hubay, composer, dies at 78

Death
1937

Elizabeth Vaughan, opera soprano (Victor-Victoria)

Birth
1938

Vijay Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)

Birth
1938

Tona Scherchen-Hsiao, composer

Birth
1938

Norman Hogg, British MP

Birth
1938

Millie Perkins, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting)

Birth