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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    The song “We Are the World” has its international release.
  • 2007
    The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.
  • 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?

  • 1792
    John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1871)
  • 1888
    Alidius Warmoldus Lambertus Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1934
    Douglas Cardinal, Canadian architect
  • 1944
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes, British soldier and explorer
  • 1964
    Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
  • 1964
    Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne
  • 1969
    Hideki Noda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1972
    Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • 1974
    Larry Bagby, American actor and musician
  • 1984
    Rachel Rice, Welsh reality tv star

Who died on March 7?

  • 413
    Heraclianus, Roman usurper
  • 1778
    Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)
  • 1938
    Andreas Michalakopoulos, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
  • 1952
    Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 1975
    Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1983
    Igor Markevitch, Ukrainian conductor and composer (b. 1912)
  • 1999
    Stanley Kubrick, American film director (b. 1928)
  • 2001
    Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2005
    Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
  • 2006
    Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)

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