March 12: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1881 - Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.
- 1894 - Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn.
- 1912 - The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
- 1913 - Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourneremains temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)
- 1918 - Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
- Famous Birthdays: Gustav Kirchhoff (German physicist), Clement Studebaker (American businessman), Henry Drysdale Dakin (English-American chemist), Agathe von Trapp (Hungarian-American singer and author), Leo Esaki (Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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