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)
- 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.
- 1827Brazil marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.
- 1827Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
- 1936World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
- 1965Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
- 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.
- 1994Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
- 2007The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.
Who were born on March 7?
- 1849Luther Burbank, American botanist (d. 1926)
- 1927James Broderick, American actor (d. 1982)
- 1927Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
- 1942Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
- 1943Chris White, British musician (The Zombies)
- 1947Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
- 1962Peter Manley, English darts player
- 1969Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ
- 1989Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model
- 1991Michele Rigione, Italian footballer
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