HISTORY
12 March 2021: This day in history

538 Witiges, King of the Ostrogoths, ends his siege of Rome, retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of victorious Byzantine General Belisarius

1455 First record of Johannes Gutenberg’s Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before

1642 Abel Tasman is the 1st European to sight New Zealand, viewing the north-west coast of the South Island

1930 Mahatma Gandhi begins his famous 200 mile (300km) protest march against the widely hated British salt tax

1994 The Church of England ordains its first ever 33 female priests

Source: Onthisday.com

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