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 recievs a patent for the telephone in the US
  • 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

Would You Believe?

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stands before city council and announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"

On March 7, 1908

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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