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Tuesday March 7, 2017

March 7: Day of the Week

March 7, 2017 was the 66th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 299 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 238
    Roman subjects in Africa revolt against Maximinus Thrax and elect Gordian I as emperor.
  • 1876
    Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
  • 1886
    The City of Lábrea in Amazonas, Brazil is founded. Today, the town is the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Lábrea.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
  • 1950
    Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1792
    John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1871)
  • 1866
    Hans Fruhstorfer, German lepidopterist (d. 1922)
  • 1872
    Piet Mondriaan, Dutch painter (d. 1944)
  • 1909
    Léo Malet, French writer (Nestor Burma) (d. 1996)
  • 1927
    James Broderick, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1927
    Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes, British soldier and explorer
  • 1945
    Elizabeth Moon, American author
  • 1969
    Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore)
  • 1974
    Larry Bagby, American actor and musician

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