March 2007 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
  • Mar 1 "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots.
  • Mar 4 Estonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet.
  • Mar 6 Former White House aide I. Lewis Libby, Jr. is found guilty on four of five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice trial.
  • Mar 7 British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected. (yet to be implemented - 2014)
  • Mar 9 The US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens.
  • Mar 23 Burnley Tunnel catastrophe occurs in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mar 23 Iranian Navy seize Royal Navy personnel in Iraqi waters.
  • Mar 24 The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
  • Mar 31 In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million people take part in the first Earth Hour.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 19 Prince Abdullah bin Ali, Prince of Jordan

Weddings in History

  • Mar 3 Countess of Frederiksborg Alexandra Christina (42) weds Martin Jorgensen at Oster Egende Church in Fakse City

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (b. 1956)
  • Mar 2 Thomas S. Kleppe, U.S. politician (b. 1919)
  • Mar 2 Henri Troyat, French writer, dean of the Académie française (b. 1911)
  • Mar 3 Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian catoonist, creater of La Linea.
  • Mar 4 Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4 Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
  • Mar 4 Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian (b. 1966)
  • Mar 4 Jorge Kolle Cueto, Bolivian politician
  • Mar 6 Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, philosopher, political commentator and photographer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 6 Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
  • Mar 9 Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, North Carolina politician (b. unknown)
  • Mar 14 Lucie Aubrac, French history teacher and member of the French Resistance (b. 1912)
  • Mar 15 Charles Harrelson, American hitman and father of Woody Harrelson (b. 1938)
  • Mar 15 Stuart Rosenberg, American film and television director (b. 1927)
  • Mar 17 John Backus, American computer scientist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 17 Jim Cronin, Animal welfare campaigner and founder of Monkey World in Dorset, England. (b. 1951)
  • Mar 20 Gilbert E. Patterson, presiding bishop of COGIC (b. 1939)
  • Mar 20 Hawa Yakubu, Ghanaian politician (b. 1948)
  • Mar 20 Taha Yassin Ramadan, Iraqi politician (b. 1938)
  • Mar 21 Drew Hayes, American writer & graphic artist (b. 1969)
  • Mar 21 Sven O. Høiby, the father of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (b. 1936)
  • Mar 21 Kevin Whitrick, first British man to commit suicide on a live chatroom (b. 1964)
  • Mar 22 Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
  • Mar 23 Paul J. Cohen, American mathematician, Fields Medal winner (b. 1934)
  • Mar 25 Andranik Margaryan, Armenian politician (b. 1951)
  • Mar 27 Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
  • Mar 31 Paul Watzlawick, Communications & Constructivism Theorist (b. 1921)