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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1914
    Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.
  • 1950
    Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1481
    Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter (d. 1537)
  • 1841
    William Rockhill Nelson, American publisher (The Kansas City Star) and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)
  • 1850
    Tomáš Masaryk, first President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1937)
  • 1902
    Heinz Rühmann, German actor (d. 1994)
  • 1944
    Townes Van Zandt, American musician and songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1952
    Lynn Swann, American football player
  • 1957
    Robert Harris, English TV reporter and journalist
  • 1969
    Massimo Lotti, Italian footballer
  • 1973
    Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
  • 1991
    Michele Rigione, Italian footballer

Who died on March 7?

  • 1226
    William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader
  • 1767
    Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (b. 1680)
  • 1932
    Aristide Briand, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1942
    Lucy Parsons, American anarchist, communist and labor organizer (b. 1853)
  • 1952
    Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 1965
    Louise Mountbatten, Swedish queen (b. 1889)
  • 1978
    Steve Bilko, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 1988
    Robert Livingston, American film actor (b. 1904)
  • 1991
    Cool Papa Bell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 2006
    Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)

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