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, 404,808 hours 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.
  • 321
    Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1936
    World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1693
    Pope Clement XIII (d. 1769)
  • 1849
    Luther Burbank, American botanist (d. 1926)
  • 1927
    Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • 1938
    David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946
    Peter Wolf, American musician (The J. Geils Band)
  • 1950
    Franco Harris, American football player
  • 1955
    Tommy Kramer, American football player
  • 1965
    Jack Armstrong, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Hideki Noda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1969
    Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ

Who died on March 7?

  • 1274
    Saint Thomas Aquinas, Philosopher (b. 1225)
  • 1578
    Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (b. 1515)
  • 1724
    Pope Innocent XIII (b. 1655)
  • 1913
    Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet (b. 1861)
  • 1932
    Aristide Briand, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1975
    Ben Blue, Canadian actor (b. 1901)
  • 1983
    Igor Markevitch, Ukrainian conductor and composer (b. 1912)
  • 1997
    Edward Mills Purcell, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 1999
    Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (b. 1918)
  • 2004
    Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)

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