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, 404,808 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 ‘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.
  • 1799
    Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
  • 1912
    Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
  • 1936
    World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.
  • 2007
    The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1792
    John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1871)
  • 1886
    Virginia Pearson, American silent film actress (d. 1958)
  • 1920
    Eddy Paape, Franco-Belgian comics artist (Luc Orient)
  • 1934
    Willard Scott, American television broadcaster
  • 1945
    Bob Herbert, American journalist
  • 1950
    Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
  • 1955
    Tommy Kramer, American football player
  • 1964
    Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne
  • 1965
    Cameron Daddo, Australian actor
  • 1990
    Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins

Who died on March 7?

  • 161
    Antoninus Pius, Roman Emperor (b. 86)
  • 1938
    Andreas Michalakopoulos, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
  • 1949
    Bradbury Robinson, American football player (b. 1884)
  • 1952
    Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 1967
    Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (b. 1877)
  • 1974
    Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1986
    Jacob K. Javits, American politician (b. 1904)
  • 1997
    E. H. Bronner, German-American soap magnate (b. 1908)
  • 2004
    Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 2005
    Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)

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