March 12

1912

Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts.

1930

Mohandas Gandhi began his 200-mile march to protest the British salt tax.

1933

President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the first of his nation-wide "fireside chats" on radio.

1938

"Anschluss" took place when Hitler incorporated his homeland of Austria into the Third Reich.

1947

President Truman established the "Truman Doctrine" to aid in the containment of Communism.

1993

Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female attorney general of the United States.

1994

The Church of England ordained women priests for the first time in 460 years.

2002

The color-coded terror alert system was unveiled by Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge.

2003

The prime minister of the Serbian state (of Serbia and Montenegro), Zoran Djindjic, was assassinated.

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