Events in History on March 7

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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

Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius
Roman Emperor
Antoninus Pius
Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius

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321 Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 1138 Conrad II von Hohenstaufen re-elected German king
  • 1277 Condemnation of 219 philosophical and theological theses by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris.

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1530 English King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope.

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1560 Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, North Africa
  • 1573 Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
  • 1621 John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies

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1633 Prince Frederick Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • 1644 Massachusetts establishes 1st two-chamber legislature in colonies
  • 1696 English King William III departs Netherlands
  • 1774 British close port of Boston to all commerce

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

1778 Captain James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

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1785 James Hutton, geologist, presents his full theory of uniformitarianism at a meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Geologist James Hutton
James Hutton
  • 1798 The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.
  • 1799 The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education.

  • 1801 Massachusetts enacts first state voter registration law
  • 1808 Portugal's regent Dom Juan IV arrives in Rio De Janeiro

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1814 Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1827 Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner, a wealthy heiress in Cheshire, England, is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
  • 1835 HMS Beagle returns from Concepcion to Valparaiso
  • 1843 1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office
  • 1847 US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico
  • 1848 In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed

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1850 Daniel Webster endorses Compromise of 1850

American Statesman Daniel Webster
American Statesman
Daniel Webster
  • 1851 Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends
  • 1852 Dutch telegraph traffic regulated by law
  • 1854 Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes
  • 1862 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, Day 2, Generals Ben McCulloch & James McIntosh killed
  • 1865 -10] Battles round Kinston NC
  • 1872 -8°F (-22°C ) in Boston, MA

InventionHistoric Invention

1876 Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for the telephone in the US

  • 1876 Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • 1881 Southern University opens in New Orleans
  • 1887 North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
  • 1896 Gilbert & Sullivan's last operette "Grand Duke" premieres in London
  • 1900 Battle at Poplar Grove South Africa, President Kruger flees
  • 1902 Boers beat British troops at Tweebosch, Transvaal
  • 1906 Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
  • 1908 Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stands before city council and announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles"
  • 1911 US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border

  • 1911 Willis Farnsworth of Petaluma, California, patents coin-operated locker

InventionScientific Discovery

1912 Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • 1914 Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania

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1918 President Woodrow Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1918 World War I: Finland forms an alliance with Germany

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1921 Red Army under Trotsky attack sailors of Kronstadt naval base

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1922 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
  • 1922 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 1925 American Negro Congress organizes
  • 1926 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)
  • 1927 Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
  • 1932 Riots at Ford factory in Dearborn Michigan, 4 killed
  • 1933 Game of "Monopoly" invented
  • 1935 Saar incorporated into Germany

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1936 Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles by sending troops to the Rhineland

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1937 Bucharin, Jagoda & Rykov pushed out of CPSU in USSR
  • 1939 Glamour magazine begins publishing
  • 1939 Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians 1st record "Auld Lang Syne"
  • 1941 3rd largest snowfall in NYC history (18.1")
  • 1941 50,000 British soldiers land in Greece
  • 1941 British troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • 1942 15 Mk-VB Spitfires reach Malta
  • 1942 1st cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee

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1943 Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1944 Japans begins offensive in Burma
  • 1945 Attack on car of Netherlands SS Police Chief Hans Rauter by Dutch resistance, Rauter injured
  • 1945 Cologne taken by allied armies
  • 1945 US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine
  • 1945 Yugoslavia government of Tito forms
  • 1946 Max Frisch' "Santa Cruz" premieres in Zurich
  • 1947 The Kuomintang and Communist Party of China resume full-fledged Civil War.
  • 1948 The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending Italian rule.
  • 1950 Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy & P Kennedy (USA)
  • 1950 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE
  • 1950 Men's Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA)
  • 1951 Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden" premieres in NYC
  • 1953 Jackie McGlew scores 255* v NZ at Wellington
  • 1958 Chicago Cardinals announce they will play their 1958 opener in Buffalo
  • 1959 1st aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 M km) in a jet (MC Garlow)
  • 1959 West Indies all out 76 v Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34
  • 1960 Dutch Builders strike for CLA
  • 1962 Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
  • 1965 Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma during "Bloody Sunday", protesters beaten and hospitalized
  • 1965 Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for NZ after ton
  • 1965 Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
  • 1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1967 Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971)
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1970 Ice Pairs Championship at Ljubljana won by Rodnina & Ulanov (URS)
  • 1970 Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (GDR)
  • 1970 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Tim Wood (USA)
  • 1971 Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire
  • 1973 Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1973 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • 1974 "USS Monitor", Union Ship sunk in 1862 during US Civil War, restored at Cape Hatteras
  • 1974 1st general strike in Ethiopia
  • 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
  • 1989 Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses"

  • 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 collaspes into the sea after a storm
  • 2017 19 girls killed in a fire at a government-run care center in San José Pinula, Guatemala