What are the important events that happened on March 7? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 7: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 7 is the 67th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 299 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 23, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,288,480 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hexacontaheptagon’ day.

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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 327 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,172 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 7 Historical Events

  • 238
    Roman subjects in Africa revolt against Maximinus Thrax and elect Gordian I as emperor.
  • 1277
    Stephen Tempier, bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses.
  • 1814
    Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
  • 1985
    The song “We Are the World” has its international release.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1857
    Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1940)
  • 1878
    Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (d. 1927)
  • 1925
    Rene Gagnon, American Marine shown in photograph of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (d. 1979)
  • 1940
    Rudi Dutschke, German student leader (d. 1979)
  • 1946
    Matthew Fisher, British musician (Procol Harum)
  • 1950
    Franco Harris, American football player
  • 1951
    Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • 1969
    Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ
  • 1973
    Jason Bright, Australian racing driver
  • 1989
    Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model

Who died on March 7?

  • 1578
    Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (b. 1515)
  • 1778
    Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)
  • 1949
    Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
  • 1952
    Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 1975
    Ben Blue, Canadian actor (b. 1901)
  • 1976
    Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1995
    Paul-Émile Victor, French explorer (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (b. 1918)
  • 2001
    Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2006
    Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)

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