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 66th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 299 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 22, 2017 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,814,080 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 ‘hexacontahexagon’ 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 349 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 1,537 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 7 Historical Events

  • 1814
    Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1788
    Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1878)
  • 1873
    Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (d. 1959)
  • 1909
    Léo Malet, French writer (Nestor Burma) (d. 1996)
  • 1927
    Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Charles R. Boutin, American politician
  • 1950
    Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • 1952
    Lynn Swann, American football player
  • 1974
    Facundo Sava, Argentine footballer
  • 1975
    TJ Thyne, American actor
  • 1986
    George Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player

Who died on March 7?

  • 161
    Antoninus Pius, Roman Emperor (b. 86)
  • 413
    Heraclianus, Roman usurper
  • 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)
  • 1943
    Alma Moodie, Australian classical violinist (b. 1898)
  • 1997
    Edward Mills Purcell, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)
  • 2009
    Jang Ja-yeon, South Korean actress (b. 1982)
  • 2010
    Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian-American supercentenarian (b. 1895)

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