March 12 (UPI) -- On this date in history:
In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scouts of America troop in Savannah, Ga.
In 1933, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt made the first of his Sunday evening "fireside chats" -- informal radio addresses from the White House to the American people. The first address explained why he recently ordered a bank holiday.
In 1947, in a speech to Congress, U.S. President Harry Truman outlined what became known as the Truman Doctrine, calling for U.S. aid to countries threatened by communist revolution.
In 1963, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to grant former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill honorary U.S. citizenship.
In 1993, more than 250 people were killed and at least 700 injured in 13 coordinated terrorist bombings in Mumbai.
In 1994, the Church of England ordained its first female priests.
In 1999, former Soviet allies Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic joined NATO.
In 2009, admitted Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff, accused of defrauding thousands of clients of billions of dollars in a massive Ponzi scheme over 20 years, pleaded guilty to 11 felonies. He was later given a 150-year prison sentence.
In 2018, a Bangladeshi passenger plane -- a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 -- crashed at Kathmandu International Airport in Nepal, killing 49 people.