March 12 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Historic Event

1930 Mahatma Gandhi begins his famous 200 mile (300km) protest march against the widely hated British salt tax

Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1942 British troops vacate the Andaman Islands in Gulf of Bengal
  • 1995 Congress party loses India national election
  • 2018 Tens of thousands of farmers from Indian state Maharashtra end protests over loan waivers, prices and land rights after promises from state officials and walking 167km to Mumbai

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  • 1917 Googie Withers, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing), born in Karachi, India
  • 1954 Anish Kapoor, Indian born British sculptor, born in Mumbai, India
  • 1984 Shreya Ghoshal, Indian playback singer, songwriter, composer and music producer, born in Berhampore, West Bengal, India

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