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.
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)
- 161Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
- 321Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
- 1799Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
- 1886The City of Lábrea in Amazonas, Brazil is founded. Today, the town is the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Lábrea.
- 1902Second Boer War: In the Battle of Tweebosch, a Boer commando led by Koos de la Rey inflicts the biggest defeat upon the British since the beginning of the war
- 1912Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
- 1985The song “We Are the World” has its international release.
- 1986Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.
- 1989Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel.
- 2009The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.
Who were born on March 7?
- 1792John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1871)
- 1904Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi SS senior officer (d. 1942)
- 1917Lee Young, American jazz drummer and singer (d. 2008)
- 1922Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)
- 1938David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
- 1944Sir Ranulph Fiennes, British soldier and explorer
- 1955Anupam Kher, Indian actor
- 1967Ai Yazawa, Japanese manga artist
- 1974Larry Bagby, American actor and musician
- 1989Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model
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