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

  • 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.
  • 1850
    Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
  • 1876
    Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1671
    Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (d. 1734)
  • 1687
    Jean Lebeuf, French historian (d. 1760)
  • 1849
    Luther Burbank, American botanist (d. 1926)
  • 1956
    Bryan Cranston, American actor
  • 1967
    Ai Yazawa, Japanese manga artist
  • 1969
    Hideki Noda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1977
    Mitja Zastrow, German-born swimmer
  • 1979
    Rodrigo Braña, Argentine footballer
  • 1983
    Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Hatem Ben Arfa, French footballer

Who died on March 7?

  • 1932
    Aristide Briand, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1943
    Alma Moodie, Australian classical violinist (b. 1898)
  • 1952
    Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 1965
    Louise Mountbatten, Swedish queen (b. 1889)
  • 1975
    Ben Blue, Canadian actor (b. 1901)
  • 1975
    Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1986
    Jacob K. Javits, American politician (b. 1904)
  • 1991
    Cool Papa Bell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 2001
    Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2006
    Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)

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