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.
  • 1814
    Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
  • 1827
    Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
  • 1886
    The City of Lábrea in Amazonas, Brazil is founded. Today, the town is the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Lábrea.
  • 1914
    Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
  • 1986
    Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.
  • 1989
    Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel.
  • 2007
    The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.
  • 2009
    The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1785
    Alessandro Manzoni, Italian writer (d. 1873)
  • 1788
    Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1878)
  • 1908
    Anna Magnani, Italian actress (d. 1973)
  • 1917
    Lee Young, American jazz drummer and singer (d. 2008)
  • 1933
    Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1934
    Willard Scott, American television broadcaster
  • 1946
    Daniel Goleman, American author and psychologist
  • 1947
    Richard Lawson, American actor
  • 1964
    Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne
  • 1982
    Kate Michael, American beauty queen

Who died on March 7?

  • 1928
    Robert Abbe, American surgeon (b. 1851)
  • 1932
    Aristide Briand, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1943
    Alma Moodie, Australian classical violinist (b. 1898)
  • 1949
    Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
  • 1984
    Paul Rotha, English director (b. 1907)
  • 1988
    Robert Livingston, American film actor (b. 1904)
  • 1995
    Paul-Émile Victor, French explorer (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Stanley Kubrick, American film director (b. 1928)
  • 2005
    John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • 2010
    Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian-American supercentenarian (b. 1895)

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