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 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 299 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 22, 2015 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 396,024 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 ‘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 338 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 806 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.
  • 321
    Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
  • 1827
    Brazil marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.
  • 1936
    World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1687
    Jean Lebeuf, French historian (d. 1760)
  • 1785
    Alessandro Manzoni, Italian writer (d. 1873)
  • 1934
    Douglas Cardinal, Canadian architect
  • 1938
    David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945
    Arthur Lee, American musician (Love) (d. 2006)
  • 1949
    Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
  • 1963
    Denyce Graves, American singer
  • 1974
    Facundo Sava, Argentine footballer
  • 1990
    Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins
  • 1991
    Michele Rigione, Italian footballer

Who died on March 7?

  • 308
    Saint Eubulus, Christian martyr
  • 1810
    Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (b. 1750)
  • 1913
    Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet (b. 1861)
  • 1932
    Aristide Briand, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1952
    Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 1975
    Ben Blue, Canadian actor (b. 1901)
  • 1978
    Steve Bilko, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 1981
    Kiril Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 1995
    Paul-Émile Victor, French explorer (b. 1907)
  • 2006
    Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)

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