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7th of March 0161 EVENT Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
7th of March 0238 EVENT Roman subjects in Africa revolt against Maximinus Thrax and elect Gordian I as emperor.
7th of March 0321 EVENT Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
7th of March 1277 EVENT Stephen Tempier, bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses.
7th of March 1799 EVENT Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
7th of March 1814 EVENT Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
7th of March 1827 EVENT Brazil marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.
7th of March 1827 EVENT Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
7th of March 1850 EVENT Senator Daniel Webster gives his "Seventh of March" speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.
7th of March 1862 EVENT American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
7th of March 1876 EVENT Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone.
7th of March 1886 EVENT The City of Labrea in Amazonas, Brazil is founded. Today, the town is the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Labrea.
7th of March 1900 EVENT The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore.
7th of March 1902 EVENT 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
7th of March 1912 EVENT Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
7th of March 1914 EVENT Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.
7th of March 1936 EVENT World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
7th of March 1945 EVENT World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
7th of March 1950 EVENT Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.
7th of March 1951 EVENT Korean War: Operation Ripper : United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
7th of March 1965 EVENT Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
7th of March 1968 EVENT Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding My Tho.
7th of March 1985 EVENT The song "We Are the World" has its international release.
7th of March 1986 EVENT Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.
7th of March 1989 EVENT Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel.
7th of March 1994 EVENT Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
7th of March 2006 EVENT The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.
7th of March 2007 EVENT The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.
7th of March 2009 EVENT The Real Irish Republican Army kills two British soldiers and two civilians, the first British military deaths in Northern Ireland since The Troubles.
7th of March 2009 EVENT The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.
7th of March 0189 BIRTHDAY Publius Septimius Geta, Roman Emperor (d. 211)
7th of March 1481 BIRTHDAY Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter (d. 1537)
7th of March 1556 BIRTHDAY Guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)
7th of March 1671 BIRTHDAY Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (d. 1734)
7th of March 1678 BIRTHDAY Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect (d. 1736)
7th of March 1687 BIRTHDAY Jean Lebeuf, French historian (d. 1760)
7th of March 1693 BIRTHDAY Pope Clement XIII (d. 1769)
7th of March 1715 BIRTHDAY Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
7th of March 1715 BIRTHDAY Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (d. 1755)
7th of March 1730 BIRTHDAY Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (d. 1807)
7th of March 1765 BIRTHDAY Nicephore Niepce, French inventor of photography (d. 1833)
7th of March 1785 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Manzoni, Italian writer (d. 1873)
7th of March 1788 BIRTHDAY Antoine Cesar Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1878)
7th of March 1792 BIRTHDAY John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1871)
7th of March 1837 BIRTHDAY Henry Draper, American physician and astronomer (d. 1882)
7th of March 1841 BIRTHDAY William Rockhill Nelson, American publisher (The Kansas City Star) and patron of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (d. 1915)
7th of March 1849 BIRTHDAY Luther Burbank, American botanist (d. 1926)
7th of March 1850 BIRTHDAY Champ Clark, American politician (d. 1921)
7th of March 1850 BIRTHDAY Tomas Masaryk, first President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1937)
7th of March 1857 BIRTHDAY Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1940)
7th of March 1866 BIRTHDAY Hans Fruhstorfer, German lepidopterist (d. 1922)
7th of March 1872 BIRTHDAY Piet Mondriaan, Dutch painter (d. 1944)
7th of March 1873 BIRTHDAY Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (d. 1959)
7th of March 1875 BIRTHDAY Maurice Ravel, French composer (d. 1937)
7th of March 1878 BIRTHDAY Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (d. 1927)
7th of March 1886 BIRTHDAY Virginia Pearson, American silent film actress (d. 1958)
7th of March 1887 BIRTHDAY Heino Eller, Estonian composer (d. 1970)
7th of March 1888 BIRTHDAY Alidius Warmoldus Lambertus Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1978)
7th of March 1893 BIRTHDAY Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
7th of March 1902 BIRTHDAY Heinz Ruhmann, German actor (d. 1994)
7th of March 1904 BIRTHDAY Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi SS senior officer (d. 1942)
7th of March 1904 BIRTHDAY Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1969)
7th of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Anna Magnani, Italian actress (d. 1973)
7th of March 1909 BIRTHDAY Leo Malet, French writer (Nestor Burma) (d. 1996)
7th of March 1915 BIRTHDAY Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician (d. 2000)
7th of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Lee Young, American jazz drummer and singer (d. 2008)
7th of March 1922 BIRTHDAY Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)
7th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY Rene Gagnon, American Marine shown in photograph of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (d. 1979)
7th of March 1927 BIRTHDAY James Broderick, American actor (d. 1982)
7th of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotelier and philanthropist
7th of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
7th of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Antony Armstrong-Jones, British aristocrat, Lord Snowdon, former husband of Princess Margaret
7th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
7th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Willard Scott, American television broadcaster
7th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer
7th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Douglas Cardinal, Canadian architect
7th of March 1938 BIRTHDAY David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
7th of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Janet Guthrie, American race car driver
7th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Daniel J. Travanti, American actor
7th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Rudi Dutschke, German student leader (d. 1979)
7th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
7th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Michael Eisner, American film studio executive
7th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Charles R. Boutin, American politician
7th of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Chris White, British musician (The Zombies)
7th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Zhiuli Shartava, Georgian politician and the Head of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia (d. 1993)
7th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Stanley Schmidt, American editor
7th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Sir Ranulph Fiennes, British soldier and explorer
7th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Townes Van Zandt, American musician and songwriter (d. 1997)
7th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Bob Herbert, American journalist
7th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Arthur Lee, American musician (Love) (d. 2006)
7th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY John Heard, American actor
7th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Daniel Goleman, American author and psychologist
7th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Matthew Fisher, British musician (Procol Harum)
7th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Peter Wolf, American musician (The J. Geils Band)
7th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Richard Lawson, American actor
7th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Helen Eadie, Scottish politician
7th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Walter Rohrl, German race and rally car driver
7th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian politician
7th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Iris Chacon, Puerto Rican singer and dancer
7th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Billy Joe Dupree, American football player
7th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Franco Harris, American football player
7th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
7th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Ernie Isley, American musician (The Isley Brothers)
7th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Viv Richards, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
7th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Lynn Swann, American football player
7th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Anupam Kher, Indian actor
7th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Tommy Kramer, American football player
7th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Bryan Cranston, American actor
7th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Robert Harris, English TV reporter and journalist
7th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Alan Hale, American astronomer
7th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Rik Mayall, British actor
7th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Donna Murphy, American actress and singer
7th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Jim Spivey, American track and field athlete
7th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Joe Carter, American baseball player
7th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player
7th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Taylor Dayne, American recording artist
7th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Peter Manley, English darts player
7th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Bill Brochtrup, American actor
7th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Denyce Graves, American singer
7th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
7th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne
7th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Cameron Daddo, Australian actor
7th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Jack Armstrong, American baseball player
7th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Steve Beuerlein, American football player
7th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Jesper Parnevik, Swedish golfer
7th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Joy Tanner, American actress
7th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Ruthie Henshall, English theatre actress and singer
7th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Jean-Pierre Barda, Swedish singer (Army of Lovers)
7th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Ai Yazawa, Japanese mangaka
7th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Denis Boucher, Canadian baseball player
7th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Jeff Kent, American baseball player
7th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Warrel Dane, American singer (Nevermore)
7th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ
7th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Massimo Lotti, Italian footballer
7th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Hideki Noda, Japanese racing driver
7th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Rachel Weisz, British actress
7th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Peter Sarsgaard, American actor
7th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Matthew Vaughn, British film producer and director
7th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
7th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Maxim Roy, Quebec actress
7th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Jason Bright, Australian racing driver
7th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Ray Parlour, English footballer
7th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Sebastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
7th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Jenna Fischer, American actress
7th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Krizz Kaliko, American Rapper
7th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Facundo Sava, Argentine footballer
7th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Larry Bagby, American actor and musician
7th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Audrey Marie Anderson, American actress
7th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY TJ Thyne, American actor
7th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Gianluca Grava, Italian footballer
7th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Mitja Zastrow, German-born swimmer
7th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Paul Cattermole, British singer, actor and member of pop group S Club
7th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Ronan O'Gara, Irish rugby union footballer
7th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Rodrigo Brana, Argentine footballer
7th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Amanda Somerville, American singer (Aina) and vocal coach
7th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Eric Godard, Canadian ice hockey player
7th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Laura Prepon, American actress
7th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Rica Peralejo, Philippine Actress
7th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Erika Yamakawa, Japanese talent
7th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Kate Michael, American beauty queen
7th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Manucho, Angolan footballer
7th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Taylor Tankersley, American baseball player
7th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Brandon T. Jackson, American actor
7th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Mathieu Flamini, French footballer
7th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Rachel Rice, Welsh reality tv star
7th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Thomas Erak, American guitarist
7th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Andre Fluellen, American football player
7th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY George Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player
7th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Ben Griffin, Australian soccer player
7th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Niclas Bergfors, Swedish hockey player
7th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Hatem Ben Arfa, French footballer
7th of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Larry Asante, American football player
7th of March 1989 BIRTHDAY Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model
7th of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins
7th of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Choi Jong Hun, South Korean guitarist, leader in F.T. Island
7th of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Lefteris Matsoukas, Greek footballer
7th of March 1991 BIRTHDAY Michele Rigione, Italian footballer
7th of March 1992 BIRTHDAY Bel Powley, English actress
7th of March 2009 BIRTHDAY Prince Umberto of Savoy
7th of March 0161 DEATH Antoninus Pius, Roman Emperor (Born 86)
7th of March 0308 DEATH Saint Eubulus, Christian martyr
7th of March 0413 DEATH Heraclianus, Roman usurper
7th of March 0851 DEATH Nominoe, Duke of Brittany
7th of March 1226 DEATH William Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader
7th of March 1274 DEATH Saint Thomas Aquinas, Philosopher (Born 1225)
7th of March 1578 DEATH Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (Born 1515)
7th of March 1625 DEATH Johann Bayer, German astronomer (Born 1572)
7th of March 1724 DEATH Pope Innocent XIII (Born 1655)
7th of March 1767 DEATH Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (Born 1680)
7th of March 1778 DEATH Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (Born 1720)
7th of March 1810 DEATH Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (Born 1750)
7th of March 1904 DEATH Ferdinand Andre Fouque, French geologist (Born 1828)
7th of March 1913 DEATH Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet (Born 1861)
7th of March 1928 DEATH Robert Abbe, American surgeon (Born 1851)
7th of March 1932 DEATH Aristide Briand, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (Born 1862)
7th of March 1938 DEATH Andreas Michalakopoulos, Prime Minister of Greece (Born 1876)
7th of March 1942 DEATH Lucy Parsons, American anarchist, communist and labor organizer (Born 1853)
7th of March 1949 DEATH Bradbury Robinson, American football player (Born 1884)
7th of March 1949 DEATH Francis Dodd, English artist (Born 1874)
7th of March 1952 DEATH Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (Born 1893)
7th of March 1954 DEATH Otto Diels, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1876)
7th of March 1957 DEATH Wyndham Lewis, British author (Born 1882)
7th of March 1965 DEATH Louise Mountbatten, Swedish queen (Born 1889)
7th of March 1967 DEATH Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (Born 1877)
7th of March 1974 DEATH Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (Born 1906)
7th of March 1975 DEATH Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (Born 1895)
7th of March 1975 DEATH Ben Blue, Canadian actor (Born 1901)
7th of March 1976 DEATH Wright Patman, American politician (Born 1893)
7th of March 1978 DEATH Steve Bilko, American baseball player (Born 1928)
7th of March 1981 DEATH Kiril Kondrashin, Russian conductor (Born 1914)
7th of March 1983 DEATH Igor Markevitch, Ukrainian conductor and composer (Born 1912)
7th of March 1984 DEATH Paul Rotha, English director (Born 1907)
7th of March 1986 DEATH Jacob Javits, American politician (Born 1904)
7th of March 1988 DEATH Robert Livingston, American film actor (Born 1904)
7th of March 1988 DEATH Divine, American actor (Born 1945)
7th of March 1991 DEATH Cool Papa Bell, American baseball player (Born 1903)
7th of March 1995 DEATH Paul-Emile Victor, French explorer (Born 1907)
7th of March 1997 DEATH E. H. Bronner, German-American soap magnate (Born 1908)
7th of March 1997 DEATH Edward Mills Purcell, Nobel laureate (Born 1912)
7th of March 1999 DEATH Stanley Kubrick, American film director (Born 1928)
7th of March 1999 DEATH Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (Born 1918)
7th of March 2000 DEATH Charles Gray, British actor (Born 1928)
7th of March 2000 DEATH Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (Born 1914)
7th of March 2001 DEATH Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (Born 1903)
7th of March 2004 DEATH Paul Winfield, American actor (Born 1941)
7th of March 2005 DEATH John Box, British film production designer and art director (Born 1920)
7th of March 2005 DEATH Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Born 1950)
7th of March 2006 DEATH Ali Farka Toure, Malian musician (Born 1939)
7th of March 2006 DEATH Gordon Parks, photographer (Born 1912)
7th of March 2006 DEATH John Junkin, British performer (Born 1930)
7th of March 2009 DEATH Jang Ja-yeon, South Korean actress (Born 1982)
7th of March 2010 DEATH Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian-American supercentenarian (Born 1895)