A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 7th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 7, 321, Roman Emperor Constantine I decreed that dies Solis Invicti (‘sun-day,’ or Day of Sol Invictus, Roman God of the Sun) would be the Roman day of rest throughout the Roman Empire.
On March 7, 1274, Saint Thomas Aquinas died having not completed his masterpiece, the Summa Theologiæ, in which he defines evil as the absence or privation of good.
On March 7, 1799, French General Napoleon Bonaparte successfully captured the city of Jaffa in Palestine, then part of the Ottoman Empire.
On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his invention he called the “telephone.”
On March 7, 1945, the fortunes of war cost a German Field Marshall his job, and five German officers a sentence of death!
On March 7, 1988, the President of the United States of America (U.S.) proclaimed March 1988 as “Women’s History Month.”
On March 7, 1994, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that song parodies are “fair use” and that the original artist or writer of the song cannot prevent the parody from being recorded and aired.
On March 7, 2016, we covered a notable incident during World War II that later inspired a major motion picture.
On March 7, 2016, gun control rhetoric got silly.
On March 7, 2017, we at History and Headlines along with members of John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group were privileged to preview the major motion picture Kong: Skull Island.
On March 7, 2018, we again examined some of the “gun violence” epidemic claims and “gun control” issues facing the nation, especially in light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida in which 17 people were killed at a local high school by a 19 year old ex-student.
On March 7, 2020, the media was abuzz with whining and blaming about the fact that Senator Elizabeth Warren had dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for President.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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