About March 7

March 7, 2024 is the 67th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 299 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Pisces is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 328 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 7

  • 161
    Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
  • 238
    Roman subjects in Africa revolt against Maximinus Thrax and elect Gordian I as emperor.
  • 321
    Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
  • 1277
    Stephen Tempier, bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses.
  • 1799
    Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
  • 1814
    Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
  • 1827
    Brazil marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.
  • 1827
    Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
  • 1876
    Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
  • 1902
    Second Boer War: In the Battle of Tweebosch, a Boer commando led by Koos de la Rey inflicts the biggest defeat upon the British since the beginning of the war
  • 1912
    Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
  • 1936
    World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
  • 1945
    World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
  • 1950
    Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.
  • 1951
    Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
  • 1965
    Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
  • 1994
    Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • 2007
    The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.
  • 2009
    The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.

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