March 12: Mahatma Gandhi gave a tough challenge to British power through Dandi March

New Delhi. The major events recorded on the date of March 12 in history include the ‘Dandi March’ which started in 1930. It is considered to be an important stage of the Indian freedom struggle. The Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi started the Dandi Yatra for Salt Satyagraha from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on this day.

Through this march, Bapu challenged the rule of the British by breaking the salt law, which was said that the sun never sets in his empire.

The serial details of other important events recorded on the date of March 12 in the history of the country are as follows:-

1872: Sher Ali, who killed Lord Mayo, is hanged.
1799: Austria declares war on France.
1930: Gandhiji started his Dandi Yatra from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad for Salt Satyagraha. Along with this, he also started the Civil Disobedience Movement and asked the people not to pay taxes to the British government.
1938: Germany invades Austria.
1942: During the Second World War, British troops vacated the Andaman Islands.
1954: The Government of India established the Sahitya Akademi.
1960: Indian sage, writer and Sanskrit scholar Kshitimohan Sen passed away.
1967: Indira Gandhi became the Prime Minister of the country for the second time.
1993: Hundreds of people were killed in serial bomb blasts in Mumbai.
1999: Jew Manuhin, the famous violinist of the twentieth century, dies.
2003: The assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Joran Djinadi in Belgrade.
2004: The parliament of South Korea passes the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hun, after which he is suspended from office.
2006: The trial of Saddam Hussein begins in Iraq.
2007: World Cup Cricket Championship begins in Jamaica. This was the ninth edition of the competition.
2008: The US Air Force removes the world’s first stealth fighter aircraft, the F-117, from its military force.


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