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, 1,457,308,800 seconds 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.
  • 1277
    Stephen Tempier, bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses.
  • 1814
    Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 189
    Publius Septimius Geta, Roman Emperor (d. 211)
  • 1671
    Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (d. 1734)
  • 1715
    Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
  • 1887
    Heino Eller, Estonian composer (d. 1970)
  • 1938
    David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes, British soldier and explorer
  • 1955
    Anupam Kher, Indian actor
  • 1964
    Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
  • 1972
    Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • 1986
    George Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player

Who died on March 7?

  • 1226
    William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader
  • 1932
    Aristide Briand, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1949
    Bradbury Robinson, American football player (b. 1884)
  • 1976
    Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1981
    Kiril Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 1983
    Igor Markevitch, Ukrainian conductor and composer (b. 1912)
  • 1984
    Paul Rotha, English director (b. 1907)
  • 1986
    Jacob K. Javits, American politician (b. 1904)
  • 1997
    Edward Mills Purcell, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)

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