Historical Events on March 7 (Part 2)

Sports History

2016 Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova reveals failed drug test for meldonium at Australian Open in January, subsequently suspended for 15 months

  • 2017 19 girls killed in a fire at a government-run care center in San José Pinula, Guatemala
  • 2017 Malta's famous landmark the Azure Window collapses into the sea after a storm
  • 2019 Chinese telecommunications company Huawei sues the US government over a federal ban on its products
  • 2019 Power and communications blackout begins in Venezuela

Event of Interest

2019 Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain shares her first Instagram post, a letter between mathematician Charles Babbage and Prince Albert

  • 2019 Thailand's Constitutional Court dissolves opposition party Thai Raksa Chart, after it nominated the King's sister as candidate for Prime Minister
  • 2021 Explosions at a military base in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, likely from faulty storage of dynamite, kills at least 98 and injures over 400 [1]

Sports History

2021 NBA All Star Game, State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA: Team LeBron beats Team Durant, 170-150; MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks F

Event of Interest

2021 NY Governor Andrew Cuomo says "no way I resign' amid accusations of sexual assault and his office concealing nursing home deaths

Film & TV History

2021 Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex broadcast on CBS, alleges Meaghan was made suicidal and subject to racist treatment by the palace

  • 2022 Global death toll from Covid-19 passes 6 million according to Johns Hopkins figures, with 57% of the world's population fully vaccinated [1]
  • 2022 UN refugee agency says Russian invasion of Ukraine has now led to 1.7 million people fleeing the country, civilian deaths recorded at 406 with 801 injured [1]
  • 2023 1.28 million people protest in nationwide demonstrations throughout France against government plans tp raise the pension age from 62 to 64 [1]
  • 2023 British architect David Chipperfield is awarded Architecture's Pritzker Prize [1]
  • 2023 China and America are heading toward inevitable "confrontation and conflict", unless America changes course warns Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang [1]

Gender Equality Slips Away

2023 Gender equality now "300 years away” and "vanishing before our eyes" for reasons including maternal mortality and early marriage, according to UN Secretary General António Guterres in speech for International Woman's Day [1]