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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
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March 7 Historical Event(s)
- 238Roman subjects in Africa revolt against Maximinus Thrax and elect Gordian I as emperor.
- 1862American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
- 1950Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.
- 1951Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
- 1968Vietnam 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.
- 1994Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
- 2009The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.
Who were born on March 7?
- 1671Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (d. 1734)
- 1678Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect (d. 1736)
- 1837Henry Draper, American physician and astronomer (d. 1882)
- 1888Alidius Warmoldus Lambertus Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1978)
- 1934Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer
- 1942Michael Eisner, American film studio executive
- 1944Stanley Schmidt, American editor
- 1947Walter Röhrl, German race and rally car driver
- 1960Jim Spivey, American track and field athlete
- 1985Thomas Erak, American guitarist
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