What Happened on March 7

Significant Events

  • 161 Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.
  • 1530 King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
  • 1876 Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
  • 1912 Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole
  • 1936 Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
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Did You Know?

1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)

On March 7, 1917

Famous Weddings

  • 1940 Comedian Oliver Hardy (48) marries film assistant Virginia Lucille Jones (30)
  • 2007 Former vocalist of "Babado Novo" Claudia Leitte (26) weds Marcio Pedreira at Hotel Convento do Carmo in Salvador, Brazil

Famous Divorces

  • 1986 Actor Johhny Depp and Lori Depp divorce after 2 years of marriage
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