March 12

This Day in History

1993

India’s Black Friday

On this day in 1993 at approximately 1:30pm local time, a large explosive device was detonated in a vehicle parked in the basement of the Bombay Stock Exchange. In just over two hours, a further … (more...)

1966

Suharto Named President of Indonesia

Following the overthrow of Sukarno, Indonesia’s first president, Suharto was named president of Indonesia on this day in 1966. He went on to rule Indonesia for more than three decades, bringing his … (more...)

1930

Gandhi leads civil disobedience

In his boldest act of civil disobedience against British rule in India to date, Mahatma Gandhi begins a long march to the sea in protest of the British salt tax. Joined by thousands of protesters, … (more...)