March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 299 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 7th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 7th in history!
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- Alexander Graham Bell Day.
- Casimir Pulaski Day.
- National Crown Roast of Pork Day
- National Cereal Day
- National Be Heard Day
What Happened On This Day – March 7
1971: A speech by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman helps spark the Bangladesh war of independence
Bangladesh’s founding leader made his historical speech at a time of mounting tensions between East Pakistan, which later became Bangladesh, and West Pakistan, which became present-day Pakistan.
1965: Police brutally attack civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama
Scores of demonstrators were injured, and the day entered history books as Bloody Sunday. The event helped to shift public opinion in favor of the Civil Rights movement.
1945: U.S. troops capture the Ludendorff Bridge and cross the Rhine at Remagen
The legendary capture yielded little strategic advantage but it elevated the morale of the U.S. troops in pursuit of retreating German fighters,
1926: The first two-way transatlantic telephone takes place
The conversation between the post office in London and Bell Laboratories in New York was established using a short-wave radio signal.
1900: The SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore
The German transatlantic liner was fitted with wireless communication by its owner, Norddeutscher Lloyd, in order to outdo its rival Hamburg America Line.
1973: Motorola Vice President John F. Mitchell showing off the DynaTAC portable radiotelephone in New York City in 1973
1937: Spanish Civil War, a Republican group of volunteer British ambulance drivers in Barcelona 1937. .
1957: Sputnik 1, The First Artificial Satellite by the Soviet Union. 1957. It worked for 3 weeks then its batteries Died.
- State troopers used nightsticks and tear gas to attack American civil rights activists as they crossed a bridge in Selma, Alabama!
- Nazi leader Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by sending German military forces into the Rhineland!
- US Charlie Sheen fired from sitcom Two and a Half Men!
Births On This Day, March 7
1970: Rachel Weisz, English actress
1960: Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player
1944: Townes Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist
1902: Heinz Rühmann, German actor
1875: Maurice Ravel, French composer
Rachel Weisz was born.
Anupam Kher was born.
Viv Richards was born.
Deaths On This Day, March 7
2006: Ali Farka Touré, Malian singer-songwriter, guitarist
1999: Stanley Kubrick, American director
1975: Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher
1952: Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru
1274: Saint Thomas Aquinas, Italian priest, philosopher
Antoninus Pius died.
Thomas Aquinas died.
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