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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 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.

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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.

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March 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1827
    Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
  • 1850
    Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
  • 1902
    Second 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
  • 1950
    Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
  • 1989
    Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel.
  • 1994
    Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • 2006
    The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.
  • 2009
    The Real Irish Republican Army kills two British soldiers and two civilians, the first British military deaths in Northern Ireland since The Troubles.

Who were born on March 7?

  • 189
    Publius Septimius Geta, Roman Emperor (d. 211)
  • 1687
    Jean Lebeuf, French historian (d. 1760)
  • 1944
    Townes Van Zandt, American musician and songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1958
    Rik Mayall, British actor
  • 1960
    Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player
  • 1964
    Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
  • 1965
    Steve Beuerlein, American football player
  • 1967
    Jean-Pierre Barda, Swedish singer (Army of Lovers)
  • 1975
    Audrey Marie Anderson, American actress
  • 1984
    Brandon T. Jackson, American actor

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