Monday, March 6, 2017

March 7

  • March 7, 161
    Marcus Aurelius became emperor on the death of Antoninus Pius
  • March 7, 1274
    Thomas Aquinas, Italian theologian, religious writer, influenced official policy of Catholic Church, dies at age 48
  • March 7, 1530
    The Pope Clement VII refuses the appeal of Henry VIII of England on permission to divorce Catherine of Aragon
  • March 7, 1695
    In Britain John Trevor, the speaker of the House of Commons office, is found guilty of accepting a bribe of 1000 guineas from the City of London to aid the passage of a bill through the house, and is expelled from the House of Commons
  • March 7, 1799
    Napoleon Bonaparte captures the Turkish citadel at Jaffa, Palestine and orders the massacre of thousands of imprisoned Muslim soldiers claiming that he could not feed them
  • March 7, 1850
    In a three-hour speech to the United Sates Senate, Daniel Webster, an American senator from Massachusetts, endorses the Compromise of 1850 as a means to defuse a four-year confrontation between the slave states of the South and the free states of the North
  • March 7, 1917
    First jazz record "Dixie Jazz Band One Step", recorded by Nick LaRocca Original Dixieland Jazz Band, is released by RCA Victor in Camden, New Jersey
  • March 7, 1926
    First transatlantic telephone call occurs between London and New York
  • March 7, 1935
    Germany regains possession of the Saarland after plebiscite in Saar indicates a desire of 90.3 percent to join Germany
  • March 7, 1936
    Germany inform foreign ministers of the re-occupation of the Rhineland in violation of the Treaty of Versailles, and outline a peace plan including 25-year non-aggression pacts for all countries bordering on Germany
  • March 7, 1951
    Haj Ali Razmara becomes the third Iranian prime minister to be assassinated
  • March 7, 1991
    Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait during its repeal
  • March 7, 2009
    NASA launches from Cape Canaveral in Florida the unmanned Kepler telescope to orbit the Sun to search for Earth-like planets with the potential to host life

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