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Tuesday March 7, 2017

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 161
    Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
  • 1277
    Stephen Tempier, bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses.
  • 1827
    Brazil marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.
  • 1827
    Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
  • 1936
    World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1715
    Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (d. 1755)
  • 1908
    Anna Magnani, Italian actress (d. 1973)
  • 1922
    Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)
  • 1944
    Townes Van Zandt, American musician and songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1952
    Viv Richards, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
  • 1962
    Peter Manley, English darts player
  • 1972
    Maxim Roy, Quebec actress
  • 1979
    Amanda Somerville, American singer (Aina) and vocal coach
  • 1984
    Rachel Rice, Welsh reality tv star
  • 1985
    Thomas Erak, American guitarist

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