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, 413,568 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 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

  • 161
    Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
  • 321
    Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
  • 1814
    Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
  • 1850
    Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
  • 1914
    Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.
  • 1965
    Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
  • 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?

  • 1878
    Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (d. 1927)
  • 1888
    Alidius Warmoldus Lambertus Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1945
    Elizabeth Moon, American author
  • 1946
    Daniel Goleman, American author and psychologist
  • 1952
    Ernie Isley, American musician (The Isley Brothers)
  • 1957
    Robert Harris, English TV reporter and journalist
  • 1963
    Bill Brochtrup, American actor
  • 1969
    Hideki Noda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1980
    Éric Godard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983
    Manucho, Angolan footballer

Who died on March 7?

  • 308
    Saint Eubulus, Christian martyr
  • 1932
    Aristide Briand, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1943
    Alma Moodie, Australian classical violinist (b. 1898)
  • 1954
    Otto Diels, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
  • 1975
    Ben Blue, Canadian actor (b. 1901)
  • 1981
    Kiril Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 1986
    Jacob K. Javits, American politician (b. 1904)
  • 2000
    Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • 2009
    Jang Ja-yeon, South Korean actress (b. 1982)

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