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, 1,488,844,800 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 ‘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

  • 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.
  • 1827
    Brazil marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.
  • 1876
    Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1866
    Hans Fruhstorfer, German lepidopterist (d. 1922)
  • 1933
    Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1942
    Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • 1962
    Peter Manley, English darts player
  • 1965
    Cameron Daddo, Australian actor
  • 1966
    Joy Tanner, American actress
  • 1969
    Hideki Noda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1979
    Amanda Somerville, American singer (Aina) and vocal coach
  • 1982
    Kate Michael, American beauty queen

Who died on March 7?

  • 308
    Saint Eubulus, Christian martyr
  • 1578
    Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (b. 1515)
  • 1625
    Johann Bayer, German astronomer (b. 1572)
  • 1810
    Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (b. 1750)
  • 1938
    Andreas Michalakopoulos, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
  • 1967
    Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (b. 1877)
  • 2000
    Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2001
    Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 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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