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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)

  • 321
    Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
  • 1799
    Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
  • 1965
    Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • 2007
    The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 1849
    Luther Burbank, American botanist (d. 1926)
  • 1927
    James Broderick, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1927
    Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
  • 1943
    Chris White, British musician (The Zombies)
  • 1947
    Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
  • 1962
    Peter Manley, English darts player
  • 1969
    Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ
  • 1989
    Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model
  • 1991
    Michele Rigione, Italian footballer

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