March 2007 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots
  • 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 4 Estonian parliamentary election: approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, world's 1st nationwide vote where part of the vote casting allowed by remote electronic voting
  • 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
  • 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, Denmark

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Henri Troyat, Russian-French author and historian, dies at 95
  • Mar 2 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (b. 1956)
  • Mar 2 Thomas S. Kleppe, U.S. politician (b. 1919)
  • Mar 4 Bob Hattoy, American gay rights, AIDS, and environmental activist, dies from AIDS-related causes at 56
  • Mar 4 Jorge Kolle Cueto, Bolivian Commmunist Party politician
  • Mar 4 Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian, assassinated by Communist rebels at 41
  • Mar 4 Thomas Eagleton, American politician (38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri), dies at 77
  • Mar 6 Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
  • Mar 6 Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, philosopher, political commentator and photographer, dies at 77
  • 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 Jim Cronin, Animal welfare campaigner and founder of Monkey World in Dorset, England. (b. 1951)
  • Mar 17 John Backus, American computer scientist and inventor (FORTRAN computer language), dies at 82
  • Mar 20 Gilbert E. Patterson, presiding bishop of COGIC (b. 1939)
  • Mar 20 Hawa Yakubu, Ghanaian politician (b. 1948)
  • Mar 20 Raynald Fréchette, Quebec politician and judge, dies at 73
  • Mar 20 Taha Yassin Ramadan, Iraqi politician (b. 1938)
  • Mar 21 Drew Hayes, American writer & graphic artist (b. 1969)
  • Mar 21 Kevin Whitrick, first British man to commit suicide on a live chatroom (b. 1964)
  • Mar 21 Sven O. Høiby, the father of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (b. 1936)
  • Mar 22 Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
  • Mar 23 Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (Cohen forcing, Continuum hypothesis), dies at 72
  • Mar 24 Florentine Rost van Tonningen-Heubel, Dutch black widow and Nazi supporter, dies at 92
  • Mar 25 Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (2000-07), dies at 57
  • Mar 27 Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
  • Mar 31 Paul Watzlawick, Communications & Constructivism Theorist (b. 1921)