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.
  • 1799
    Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
  • 1814
    Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
  • 1827
    Brazil marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
  • 1886
    The City of Lábrea in Amazonas, Brazil is founded. Today, the town is the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Lábrea.
  • 1965
    Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
  • 1985
    The song “We Are the World” has its international release.
  • 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)
  • 1886
    Virginia Pearson, American silent film actress (d. 1958)
  • 1893
    Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
  • 1938
    David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940
    Rudi Dutschke, German student leader (d. 1979)
  • 1942
    Michael Eisner, American film studio executive
  • 1965
    Steve Beuerlein, American football player
  • 1972
    Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • 1973
    Jason Bright, Australian racing driver
  • 1985
    Andre Fluellen, American football player

Who died on March 7?

  • 161
    Antoninus Pius, Roman Emperor (b. 86)
  • 308
    Saint Eubulus, Christian martyr
  • 1938
    Andreas Michalakopoulos, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
  • 1943
    Alma Moodie, Australian classical violinist (b. 1898)
  • 1949
    Bradbury Robinson, American football player (b. 1884)
  • 1965
    Louise Mountbatten, Swedish queen (b. 1889)
  • 1995
    Paul-Émile Victor, French explorer (b. 1907)
  • 2000
    Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2004
    Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 2009
    Jang Ja-yeon, South Korean actress (b. 1982)

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