March 7: Day of the Week
March 7, 2021 is the 66th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 299 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 161Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
- 238Roman subjects in Africa revolt against Maximinus Thrax and elect Gordian I as emperor.
- 1799Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
- 1850Senator Daniel Webster gives his “Seventh of March” speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil 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.
- 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.
- 2006The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.
Who were born on March 7?
- 1678Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect (d. 1736)
- 1857Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1940)
- 1893Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
- 1944Zhiuli Shartava, Georgian politician and the Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia (d. 1993)
- 1947Helen Eadie, Scottish politician
- 1952Ernie Isley, American musician (The Isley Brothers)
- 1952Viv Richards, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
- 1981Rica Peralejo, Philippine Actress
- 1987Hatem Ben Arfa, French footballer
- 1990Lefteris Matsoukas, Greek footballer
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