On This Day in History, March 12

Ever been a Girl Guide’s Scout? Did you know that on this day in history, the Girl Guide was founded? The National Girl Scout Day is therefore commemorated every year on this date. Find out other historic events of March 12.

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  • 1894 – Coca-Cola began selling its first bottles in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • 1912 – Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Guides in the United States.
  • 1922 – The British-run government in India arrested Mahatma Gandhi for his passive resistance to British rule.
  • 1924 – Tips were printed in a local newspaper regarding the preservation of tires.
  • 1928 – Hundreds of people were reported drowned when the St. Francis dam burst, flooding into the San Francisquito Canyon in California.
  • 1930 -Mahatma Gandhi and his followers begin a 200-mile march to the salt beds of Jalalpur to campaign against British tax on salt.
  • 1939 –  Artie Shaw and his band record the single “Deep Purple.” It goes on to become one of their biggest hits.
  • 1945 – On this day, Anne Frank died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
  • 1959 – Congressional approval to admit Hawaii as the 50th state in the U.S.
  • 1964 – The president of the powerful American Teamsters union James Hoffa was found guilty and sentenced to eight years on bribery charges.
  • 1967- Suharto rose to power in Indonesia.
  • 1969 – The police search former Beatles George Harrison’s home for illegal drugs.
  • 1969 – On this day, Beatles Paul McCartney Married Linda Eastman in London.
  • 1988 -A report was made regarding a narrow avalanche escape made by Prince Charles.
  • 1990 -Germany was considered to be a little behind in the implementation of computerized ticket purchase machines.
  • 2006 -The Chicago Tribune uncovered 2,653 C.I.A. employees by searching the Internet.
  • 2010 -President Bush’s top political adviser said that he approved of controversial techniques such as waterboarding.
  • 2012 -Armed robbers killed at least nine people in an attack on a gold market in Baghdad.
  • 2013 -About 115 Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church entered the Sistine Chapel to vote for a new Pope.
  • 2014 -President Barack Obama met with Ukraine’s interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and pledged to back Ukraine in its dispute with Russia.

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