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March 12th History

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March 12th In Pop Culture History

1894 - Coca-Cola bottles were sold to the public for the first time, in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1912 - The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) were founded in the United States.

1923 - Phonofilm, the first motion picture with a sound-on-film track was demonstrated at a press conference by Dr. Lee De Forest, who was also the inventor of the radio tube in 1907.

1928 - St. Francis Dam collapsed San Francisquito Canyon, California

March 12 19** Birthday (fictional) Perry White, DC Comics

1933 - New resident Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first national radio address or "fireside chat," from the White House.

March 12, 1952, 19** Birthday (fictional) Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

1987 - Broadway Show - Les MisÚrables (Musical) March 12, 1987

1988 - #1 Hit March 12, 1988 - March 25, 1988: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

1993 - '93 Superstorm stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the northeastern US. 318 were killed.

1994 - #1 Hit March 12, 1994 - April 8, 1994: Ace Of Base - The Sign

1994 - The Church of England ordained its first female priests.

1999 - Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).

2003 - 15-year-old Elizabeth Smart was found in Sandy, Utah, nine months after being abducted from her Salt Lake City home.

2003 - The Dixie Chicks' lead singer, Natalie Maines said, in an interview with The Gaurdian "Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence. And we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." That lead to a revolt from many of their fans.

2008 - Hulu opened online.

March 12th
Celebrity Birthdays

Just Asking..

Buckwheat 'Billie Thomas' (1931)
Barbara Feldon (1941)
Aaron Eckhart (1968)
James Taylor (1944)
Marlon Jackson (1957)
Pete Doherty (1979)
Lolene Everett (1985)
Liza Minelli (1946)
Amelia Earhart (1905 - missing July 2, 1937)
Al Jarreau (1940)
I used to have a teacher who had pictures of gorillas and kittens on the wall saying "just do it"

What the heck is that supposed to mean?"

 



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