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.
  • 321
    Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
  • 1814
    Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
  • 1989
    Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel.
  • 2006
    The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.
  • 2009
    The Real Irish Republican Army kills two British soldiers and two civilians, the first British military deaths in Northern Ireland since The Troubles.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1785
    Alessandro Manzoni, Italian writer (d. 1873)
  • 1927
    James Broderick, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1942
    Michael Eisner, American film studio executive
  • 1947
    Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
  • 1971
    Matthew Vaughn, British film producer and director
  • 1973
    Jason Bright, Australian racing driver
  • 1975
    Audrey Marie Anderson, American actress
  • 1977
    Paul Cattermole, British singer, actor and member of pop group S Club
  • 1984
    Rachel Rice, Welsh reality tv star
  • 1988
    Larry Asante, American football player

Who died on March 7?

  • 413
    Heraclianus, Roman usurper
  • 851
    Nominoe, Duke of Brittany
  • 1625
    Johann Bayer, German astronomer (b. 1572)
  • 1975
    Ben Blue, Canadian actor (b. 1901)
  • 1995
    Paul-Émile Victor, French explorer (b. 1907)
  • 1997
    E. H. Bronner, German-American soap magnate (b. 1908)
  • 1999
    Stanley Kubrick, American film director (b. 1928)
  • 2000
    Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
  • 2006
    Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)

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