On This Day

On This Day in History for March 7 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1975 US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
  • 1975 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1976 Morocco & Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria
  • 1977 Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party wins elections

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1977 Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin meets US President Jimmy Carter

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1978 Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped
  • 1978 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb
  • 1982 Jarmilla Kratochvilova run world record 400 m indoor (49.59 sec)
  • 1984 The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
  • 1985 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released
  • 1986 South-Africa emergency crisis in Brabant & Limburg ends

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1988 Howard Stern's 1st pay-per-view "Underpants & Negligee Party"

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1988 Colombia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

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1989 Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses"

Novelist Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
  • 1989 Partial eclipse of the Sun (Hawaii, NW North America, Greenland)
  • 1990 3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Philadelphia)

  • 1990 Wayne Huizenga buys ½ of Joe Robbie Stadium and 15% of Dolphins for $30m
  • 1991 Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait
  • 1994 Charles Taylor resigns as President of Liberia
  • 1994 David Platt appointed captain of English football team
  • 1994 US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship

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1994 ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1995 US dollar worth record 1.5330 Dutch guilders
  • 1995 NY becomes 38th state to have the death penalty
  • 1996 1st surface photos of Pluto (photographed by Hubble Space Telescope)
  • 1996 British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million pound order
  • 1996 The first democratically elected Palestinian parliament formed
  • 1997 5 sue Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life
  • 2004 New Democracy wins the national elections in Greece.
  • 2005 Mass protest outside the National Assembly of Kuwait building for women's voting rights in Kuwait.
  • 2007 British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected
  • 2013 Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature
  • 2013 UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing
  • 2015 54 people are killed & 143 are wounded by 5 Boko Haram suicide bombings in Maiduguri city, Nigeria
  • 2017 Malta's famous landmark the Azure Window collapses into the sea after a storm
  • 2017 19 girls killed in a fire at a government-run care center in San José Pinula, Guatemala
  • 2019 Chinese telecommunications company Huawei sues the US government over a federal ban on its products

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Inventor Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage
  • 2019 Thailand's Constitutional Court dissolves opposition party Thai Raksa Chart, after it nominated the King's sister as candidate for Prime Minister
  • 2019 Power and communications blackout begins in Venezuela
  • 2021 NY Governor Chris Cuomo says "no way I resign' amid accusations of sexual assault and his office concealing nursing home deaths

Birthdays in History

Deaths in History