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This Day in History for March 12 – Girl Scouts Founded and More

Girl Scouts of the USA

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1912 – The Girl Guides — later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA — are founded (More info)

1933 – Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation in the first of his “fireside chats” (More info)

1947 – The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of communism (More info)

1994 – The Church of England ordains its first female priests (More info)

2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff pleads guilty to bilking his clients out of $18 billion, the largest scam in Wall Street history (More info)

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