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As the calendar turns to March 12th, a multitude of celebrations and observances unfold across the globe, each with a unique flavor and focus. From fostering leadership in young girls to embracing the beauty of nature, highlighting health matters, and defending the freedom of expression online, this day stands at the intersection of various paths of human interest.

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Interesting Facts of March 12th

  1. 1. March 12th, 1930, marked the start of Mahatma Gandhi's famous Salt March, a nonviolent protest against the British monopoly on salt in colonial India.
  2. 2. Jack Kerouac, the American novelist and poet who would become a pioneer of the Beat Generation, was born on March 12th, 1922.
  3. 3. The Church of England ordained its first female priests on March 12th, 1994, marking a significant change in the church's history.
  4. 4. The Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland joined NATO on March 12th, 1999, expanding the alliance's membership to include former Warsaw Pact countries for the first time.
  5. 5. On March 12th, 1947, President Harry Truman outlined the Truman Doctrine in a speech to Congress, proposing U.S. support for countries resisting communism, inaugurating the Cold War era of American foreign policy.