Today, March 7th. In History.

Mr.Reasonable 2012/03/07 14:24:53
March 7 is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 299 days remaining until the end of the year.


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.
Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa
1814 – Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne 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.

1850 – Senator Daniel Webster gives his "Seventh of March" speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.

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.
Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
1886 – The City of Lábrea in Amazonas, Brazil is founded. Today, the town is the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Lábrea.

1900 – The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore. This shows where the elites money was prior to WWII. (And why the U.S. policies so resemble Nazism now.) They backed Germany until WWII, since, they have taken control of America!

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.

1914 – Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.

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.
Bloody Sunday in Selma  Alabama Bloody Sunday in Selma  Alabama
1968 – Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.

1985 – The song "We Are the World" has its international release.

1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.
crew pod Challenger on the ocean floor

1989 – Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel.

1994 – Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.

2006 – The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.

2007 – The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.

2009 – The Real Irish Republican Army kills two British soldiers and two civilians, the first British military deaths in Northern Ireland since The Troubles.

2009 – The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.



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