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What happened on March 7? There are more than 236 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About March 7

March 7 In HistoryMarch 7 is the 66th day of the year 2018. There are 299 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 10th week of the year 2018.

On this day in New Orleans, Louisiana 70177 sunrise occured at 12:17 PM and sunset occured at 12:02 AM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Pisces. The modern birthstone for this month is Aquamarine while the mystical birthstone is Jade.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 335 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019).

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Historical Events For March 7

  • 161
    Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
  • 238
    Roman subjects in Africa revolt against Maximinus Thrax and elect Gordian I as emperor.
  • 321
    Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
  • 1277
    Stephen Tempier, bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses.
  • 1799
    Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
  • 1814
    Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
  • 1827
    Brazil marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.
  • 1827
    Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
  • 1850
    Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
  • 1876
    Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
  • 1886
    The City of Lábrea in Amazonas, Brazil is founded. Today, the town is the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Lábrea.
  • 1900
    The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore.
  • 1902
    Second Boer War: In the Battle of Tweebosch, a Boer commando led by Koos de la Rey inflicts the biggest defeat upon the British since the beginning of the war
  • 1912
    Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
  • 1914
    Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.
  • 1936
    World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
  • 1950
    Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
  • 1965
    Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.
  • 1985
    The song “We Are the World” has its international release.
  • 1986
    Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.
  • 1989
    Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel.
  • 1994
    Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • 2006
    The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.
  • 2007
    The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.
  • 2009
    The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.
  • 2009
    The Real Irish Republican Army kills two British soldiers and two civilians, the first British military deaths in Northern Ireland since The Troubles.

Who Were Born On March 7?

  • 189
    Publius Septimius Geta, Roman Emperor (d. 211)
  • 1481
    Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter (d. 1537)
  • 1556
    Guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)
  • 1671
    Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (d. 1734)
  • 1678
    Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect (d. 1736)
  • 1687
    Jean Lebeuf, French historian (d. 1760)
  • 1693
    Pope Clement XIII (d. 1769)
  • 1715
    Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (d. 1755)
  • 1715
    Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
  • 1730
    Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (d. 1807)
  • 1765
    Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor of photography (d. 1833)
  • 1785
    Alessandro Manzoni, Italian writer (d. 1873)
  • 1788
    Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1878)
  • 1792
    John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1871)
  • 1837
    Henry Draper, American physician and astronomer (d. 1882)
  • 1841
    William Rockhill Nelson, American publisher (The Kansas City Star) and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)
  • 1849
    Luther Burbank, American botanist (d. 1926)
  • 1850
    Champ Clark, American politician (d. 1921)
  • 1850
    Tomáš Masaryk, first President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1937)
  • 1857
    Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1940)
  • 1866
    Hans Fruhstorfer, German lepidopterist (d. 1922)
  • 1872
    Piet Mondriaan, Dutch painter (d. 1944)
  • 1873
    Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (d. 1959)
  • 1875
    Maurice Ravel, French composer (d. 1937)
  • 1878
    Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (d. 1927)
  • 1886
    Virginia Pearson, American silent film actress (d. 1958)
  • 1887
    Heino Eller, Estonian composer (d. 1970)
  • 1888
    Alidius Warmoldus Lambertus Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1893
    Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
  • 1902
    Heinz Rühmann, German actor (d. 1994)
  • 1904
    Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1969)
  • 1904
    Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi SS senior officer (d. 1942)
  • 1908
    Anna Magnani, Italian actress (d. 1973)
  • 1909
    Léo Malet, French writer (Nestor Burma) (d. 1996)
  • 1914
    John Rodney, American actor
  • 1915
    Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician (d. 2000)
  • 1917
    Lee Young, American jazz drummer and singer (d. 2008)
  • 1920
    Eddy Paape, Franco-Belgian comics artist (Luc Orient)
  • 1922
    Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)
  • 1925
    Rene Gagnon, American Marine shown in photograph of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (d. 1979)
  • 1927
    Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotelier and philanthropist
  • 1927
    James Broderick, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1927
    Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • 1930
    Antony Armstrong-Jones, British aristocrat, Lord Snowdon, former husband of Princess Margaret
  • 1933
    Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1934
    Douglas Cardinal, Canadian architect
  • 1934
    Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer
  • 1934
    Willard Scott, American television broadcaster
  • 1938
    David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1938
    Janet Guthrie, American race car driver
  • 1940
    Daniel J. Travanti, American actor
  • 1940
    Rudi Dutschke, German student leader (d. 1979)
  • 1942
    Charles R. Boutin, American politician
  • 1942
    Michael Eisner, American film studio executive
  • 1942
    Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
  • 1943
    Chris White, British musician (The Zombies)
  • 1944
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes, British soldier and explorer
  • 1944
    Stanley Schmidt, American editor
  • 1944
    Townes Van Zandt, American musician and songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1944
    Zhiuli Shartava, Georgian politician and the Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia (d. 1993)
  • 1945
    Arthur Lee, American musician (Love) (d. 2006)
  • 1945
    Bob Herbert, American journalist
  • 1945
    Elizabeth Moon, American author
  • 1945
    John Heard, American actor
  • 1946
    Daniel Goleman, American author and psychologist
  • 1946
    Matthew Fisher, British musician (Procol Harum)
  • 1946
    Peter Wolf, American musician (The J. Geils Band)
  • 1947
    Helen Eadie, Scottish politician
  • 1947
    Richard Lawson, American actor
  • 1947
    Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
  • 1949
    Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
  • 1950
    Billy Joe Dupree, American football player
  • 1950
    Franco Harris, American football player
  • 1950
    Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • 1951
    Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • 1952
    Ernie Isley, American musician (The Isley Brothers)
  • 1952
    Lynn Swann, American football player
  • 1952
    Viv Richards, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
  • 1955
    Anupam Kher, Indian actor
  • 1955
    Tommy Kramer, American football player
  • 1956
    Bryan Cranston, American actor
  • 1957
    Robert Harris, English TV reporter and journalist
  • 1958
    Alan Hale, American astronomer
  • 1958
    Donna Murphy, American actress and singer
  • 1958
    Rik Mayall, British actor
  • 1960
    Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player
  • 1960
    Jim Spivey, American track and field athlete
  • 1960
    Joe Carter, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Peter Manley, English darts player
  • 1962
    Taylor Dayne, American recording artist
  • 1963
    Bill Brochtrup, American actor
  • 1963
    Denyce Graves, American singer
  • 1964
    Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
  • 1964
    Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne
  • 1965
    Cameron Daddo, Australian actor
  • 1965
    Jack Armstrong, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Jesper Parnevik, Swedish golfer
  • 1965
    Steve Beuerlein, American football player
  • 1966
    Joy Tanner, American actress
  • 1967
    Ai Yazawa, Japanese manga artist
  • 1967
    Jean-Pierre Barda, Swedish singer (Army of Lovers)
  • 1967
    Ruthie Henshall, English theatre actress and singer
  • 1968
    Denis Boucher, Canadian baseball player
  • 1968
    Jeff Kent, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Hideki Noda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1969
    Massimo Lotti, Italian footballer
  • 1969
    Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ
  • 1969
    Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore)
  • 1970
    Rachel Weisz, British actress
  • 1971
    Matthew Vaughn, British film producer and director
  • 1971
    Peter Sarsgaard, American actor
  • 1972
    Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • 1972
    Maxim Roy, Quebec actress
  • 1973
    Jason Bright, Australian racing driver
  • 1973
    Ray Parlour, English footballer
  • 1973
    Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
  • 1974
    Facundo Sava, Argentine footballer
  • 1974
    Jenna Fischer, American actress
  • 1974
    Krizz Kaliko, American Rapper
  • 1974
    Larry Bagby, American actor and musician
  • 1975
    Audrey Marie Anderson, American actress
  • 1975
    TJ Thyne, American actor
  • 1977
    Gianluca Grava, Italian footballer
  • 1977
    Mitja Zastrow, German-born swimmer
  • 1977
    Paul Cattermole, British singer, actor and member of pop group S Club
  • 1977
    Ronan O'Gara, Irish rugby union footballer
  • 1979
    Amanda Somerville, American singer (Aina) and vocal coach
  • 1979
    Rodrigo Braña, Argentine footballer
  • 1980
    Éric Godard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Laura Prepon, American actress
  • 1981
    Rica Peralejo, Philippine Actress
  • 1982
    Erika Yamakawa, Japanese talent
  • 1982
    Kate Michael, American beauty queen
  • 1983
    Manucho, Angolan footballer
  • 1983
    Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Brandon T. Jackson, American actor
  • 1984
    Mathieu Flamini, French footballer
  • 1984
    Rachel Rice, Welsh reality tv star
  • 1985
    Andre Fluellen, American football player
  • 1985
    Thomas Erak, American guitarist
  • 1986
    Ben Griffin, Australian soccer player
  • 1986
    George Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1987
    Hatem Ben Arfa, French footballer
  • 1987
    Niclas Bergfors, Swedish hockey player
  • 1988
    Larry Asante, American football player
  • 1989
    Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model
  • 1990
    Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins
  • 1990
    Choi Jong Hun, South Korean guitarist, leader in F.T. Island
  • 1990
    Lefteris Matsoukas, Greek footballer
  • 1991
    Michele Rigione, Italian footballer
  • 1992
    Bel Powley, English actress
  • 2009
    Prince Umberto of Savoy

Who Died On March 7?

  • 161
    Antoninus Pius, Roman Emperor (b. 86)
  • 308
    Saint Eubulus, Christian martyr
  • 413
    Heraclianus, Roman usurper
  • 851
    Nominoe, Duke of Brittany
  • 1226
    William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader
  • 1274
    Saint Thomas Aquinas, Philosopher (b. 1225)
  • 1578
    Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (b. 1515)
  • 1625
    Johann Bayer, German astronomer (b. 1572)
  • 1724
    Pope Innocent XIII (b. 1655)
  • 1767
    Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (b. 1680)
  • 1778
    Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)
  • 1810
    Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (b. 1750)
  • 1904
    Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • 1913
    Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet (b. 1861)
  • 1928
    Robert Abbe, American surgeon (b. 1851)
  • 1932
    Aristide Briand, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1938
    Andreas Michalakopoulos, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
  • 1942
    Lucy Parsons, American anarchist, communist and labor organizer (b. 1853)
  • 1943
    Alma Moodie, Australian classical violinist (b. 1898)
  • 1949
    Bradbury Robinson, American football player (b. 1884)
  • 1949
    Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
  • 1952
    Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 1954
    Otto Diels, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
  • 1957
    Wyndham Lewis, British author (b. 1882)
  • 1965
    Louise Mountbatten, Swedish queen (b. 1889)
  • 1967
    Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (b. 1877)
  • 1974
    Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1975
    Ben Blue, Canadian actor (b. 1901)
  • 1975
    Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1976
    Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1978
    Steve Bilko, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 1981
    Kiril Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 1983
    Igor Markevitch, Ukrainian conductor and composer (b. 1912)
  • 1984
    Paul Rotha, English director (b. 1907)
  • 1986
    Jacob K. Javits, American politician (b. 1904)
  • 1988
    Divine, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 1988
    Robert Livingston, American film actor (b. 1904)
  • 1991
    Cool Papa Bell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1995
    Paul-Émile Victor, French explorer (b. 1907)
  • 1997
    E. H. Bronner, German-American soap magnate (b. 1908)
  • 1997
    Edward Mills Purcell, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 1999
    Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (b. 1918)
  • 1999
    Stanley Kubrick, American film director (b. 1928)
  • 2000
    Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
  • 2000
    Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2001
    Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2004
    Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 2005
    Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
  • 2005
    John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)
  • 2006
    Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    John Junkin, British performer (b. 1930)
  • 2009
    Jang Ja-yeon, South Korean actress (b. 1982)
  • 2010
    Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian-American supercentenarian (b. 1895)


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