March 7: Day of the Week
March 7, 2017 is the 66th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 299 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
March 7 Historical Event(s)
- 1799Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
- 1814Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
- 1827Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
- 1850Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.
- 1912Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
- 1914Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.
- 1936World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
- 1951Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
- 2007The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.
- 2009The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.
Who were born on March 7?
- 1940Daniel J. Travanti, American actor
- 1942Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
- 1943Chris White, British musician (The Zombies)
- 1946Matthew Fisher, British musician (Procol Harum)
- 1958Alan Hale, American astronomer
- 1960Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player
- 1967Jean-Pierre Barda, Swedish singer (Army of Lovers)
- 1974Jenna Fischer, American actress
- 1981Rica Peralejo, Philippine Actress
- 1988Larry Asante, American football player
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