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, 24,814,080 minutes 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

  • 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.
  • 1850
    Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.
  • 1886
    The City of Lábrea in Amazonas, Brazil is founded. Today, the town is the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Lábrea.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1857
    Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1940)
  • 1904
    Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi SS senior officer (d. 1942)
  • 1927
    Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotelier and philanthropist
  • 1955
    Anupam Kher, Indian actor
  • 1957
    Robert Harris, English TV reporter and journalist
  • 1972
    Maxim Roy, Quebec actress
  • 1974
    Krizz Kaliko, American Rapper
  • 1979
    Rodrigo Braña, Argentine footballer
  • 1983
    Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player
  • 1986
    George Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player

Who died on March 7?

  • 413
    Heraclianus, Roman usurper
  • 1274
    Saint Thomas Aquinas, Philosopher (b. 1225)
  • 1778
    Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)
  • 1913
    Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet (b. 1861)
  • 1965
    Louise Mountbatten, Swedish queen (b. 1889)
  • 1974
    Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1978
    Steve Bilko, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2004
    Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 2005
    John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)

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