The 7th of March is the 66th Day of the Year (67th on a leap year)


7th March 1966


7th March 161
Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies.
He is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.

7th March 321
Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis invicti (sun-day)
is the day of rest in the Empire.

7th March 1744
The first official rules of golf are recorded in the minutes of Edinburgh Council
after players at Leith Links demanded that the rules be written down before a competition.

7th March 1850
7th of March Speech

7th March 1876
Telephone patented by Alexander Graham Bell in the United States

7th March 1900
Buckingham Palace's roof is partly destroyed by fire

7th March 1926
First transatlantic telephone call between London & New York City

7th March 1962
Royal College of Physicians report
highlighted the dangers of

7th March 1965
American Marines land in South Vietnam

7th March 1965
"When you pray, move your feet"

About 525 people began a 54 mile march from Selma, Alabama
To the state capital in Montgomery. They were demonstrating for African American voting rights and to commemorate the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, shot three weeks earlier by a sate trooper while trying to protect his mother at a civil rights demonstration.

On the outskirts of Selma, after crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the marchers, in plain sight of photographers and journalists, were brutally assaulted by heavily armed state troopers and deputies.
This day became known as Bloody Sunday.

7th March 1968
The BBC broadcasts colour television for the first time.

7th March 1988
Three members of the IRA are shot dead by SAS soldiers Gibraltar.

7th March 1989

Chinese occupying forces fire on Tibetan monks and civilians

7th March 2003

Lord Goldsmith informs Tony Blair that case for invading Iraq was illegal.

Spongebob Squarepants The Movie is set on the 7th March