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19795th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

2009Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Real Madrid

1778Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay

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

1955Mary Martin as "Peter Pan" televised

1940Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

201082nd Academy Awards - "The Hurt Locker", Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win

1785James Hutton, geologist, presents his full theory of uniformitarianism at a meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

161Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic

1530King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church

1876Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone

1921Red Army under Trotsky attack sailors of Kronstadt

1989Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Minnesota North Stars to the Washington Capitals

2011Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"

1814Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.

1988Howard Stern's 1st pay-per-view "Underpants & Negligee Party"

1850Daniel Webster endorses Compromise of 1850

1996Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists

1987Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1986Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist

1994ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa

1951Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title

1936Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland

March 7th Historical Events
Date Event
161
Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire. 
321
Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire. 
1138
Conrad II von Hohenstaufen re-elected German king 
1277
Condemnation of 219 philosophical and theological theses by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris. 
1530
King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church 
1560
Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, N Africa 
1573
Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty 
1621
John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies 
1633
Prince Frederik Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg 
1644
Massachusetts establishes 1st two-chamber legislature in colonies 
1696
English King William III departs Netherlands 
1774
British close port of Boston to all commerce 
1778
Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay 
1785
James Hutton, geologist, presents his full theory of uniformitarianism at a meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 
1798
The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic. 
1799
The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education. 
1801
Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law 
1808
Portugal's regent Dom Juan IV arrives in Rio De Janeiro 
1814
Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne. 
1824
Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" premieres in Venice 
1827
Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner, a wealthy heiress in Cheshire, England is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand. 
1835
HMS Beagle returns from Concepcion to Valparaiso 
1843
1st Catholic governor in US, Edward Kavanagh of Maine, takes office 
1847
US General Scott occupies Vera Cruz Mexico 
1848
In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed 
1850
Daniel Webster endorses Compromise of 1850 
1851
Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends 
1852
Dutch telegraph traffic regulated by law 
1854
Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes 
1857
Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs 
1862
Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, Day 2, Gens McCulloch & McIntosh killed 
1865
-10] Battles round Kinston NC 
1870
Cin Red Stockings, 1st pro BB team, begin 8-mo tour of Midwest & East 
1872
-8°F (-22°C ) in Boston, MA 
1876
Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone 
1876
Battle at Gura: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians 
1887
North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly. 
1896
Gilbert & Sullivan's last operette "Grand Duke" premieres in London 
1900
Battle at Poplar Grove South Africa, Pres Kruger flees 
1900
Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games 
1902
Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal 
1906
Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor 
1908
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles" 
1911
US sent 20,000 troops to Mexican border 
1911
Willis Farnsworth, Petaluma, CA, patents coin-operated locker 
1912
Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole 
1914
Prince Wilhelm von Wied becomes King of Albania 
1917
1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other) 
1917
Russian February Revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd 
1918
H Carroll & J McCarthy's musical "Oh, Look!" premieres in NYC 
1918
Pres Wilson authorizes US Army's Distinguished Service Medal 
1918
World War I: Finland forms an alliance with Germany. 
1921
Red Army under Trotsky attack sailors of Kronstadt 
1922
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard 
1922
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger 
1925
American Negro Congress organizes 
1926
1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY) 
1927
Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan 
1930
Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball 
1932
Riots at Ford-factory Dearborn Michigan, kills 4 
1933
Game of "Monopoly" invented 
1935
Saar incorporated into Germany 
1936
Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland 
1937
Bucharin, Jagoda & Rykov pushed out of CPSU in USSR 
1939
Glamour magazine begins publishing 
1939
Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians 1st record "Auld Lang Syne" 
1940
Mont Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home 
1940
Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ 
1941
3rd largest snowfall in NYC history (18.1") 
1941
50,000 British soldiers land in Greece 
1941
British troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia) 
1942
15 Mk-VB Spitfires reach Malta 
1942
1st cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee 
1943
Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia 
1944
Japans begins offensive in Burma 
1945
Attack on car of Netherlands SS Police Chief Hans Rauter by Dutch resistance, Rauter injured 
1945
Cologne taken by allied armies 
1945
US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine 
1945
Yugoslavia government of Tito forms 
1946
"Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 perfs 
1946
Max Frisch' "Santa Cruz" premieres in Zurich 
1946
18th Academy Awards - "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win 
1947
The Kuomintang and Communist Party of China resume full-fledged Civil War. 
1948
The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending the Italian rule. 
1950
Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy & P Kennedy (USA) 
1950
Ladies Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE 
1950
Men Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA) 
1951
Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title 
1951
Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden" premieres in NYC 
1953
Jackie McGlew scores 255* v NZ at Wellington 
1954
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open 
1954
Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition 
1955
7th Emmy Awards: Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas & Loretta Young win 
1955
Baseball Commish Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter 
1955
Mary Martin as "Peter Pan" televised 
1958
Chicago Cardinals announce they will play their 1958 opener in Buffalo 
1959
"Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 perfs 
1959
1st aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 M km) in a jet (MC Garlow) 
1959
West Indies all out 76 v Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34 
1960
Dutch Builders strike for CLA 
1962
Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio 
1962
Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data) 
1965
Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma 
1965
Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for NZ after ton 
1965
Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile 
1966
"Wait A Minim!" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances 
1966
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1967
Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC 
1967
Teamster pres Jimmy Hoffa begins 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the union & jury tampering (commuted Dec 23, 1971) 
1968
The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in color on television. 
1969
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1970
Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS) 
1970
Ice Pairs Championship at Ljubljana won by Rodnina & Ulanov (URS) 
1970
Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (GDR) 
1970
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Tim Wood (USA) 
1970
WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1971
Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire 
1973
Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory 
1973
Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh 
1974
"Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC 
1974
1st general strike in Ethiopia 
1975
US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate 
1975
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1976
Morocco & Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria 
1977
Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party wins elections 
1977
Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin meets Pres Carter 
1978
Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped 
1978
Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders 
1978
Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb 
1979
Baseball exhibition season opens with semipro & amateur umpires 
1979
Warren Giles & Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame 
1979
5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV) 
1981
"Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 4 performances 
1981
1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death 
1982
Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic 
1982
Jarmilla Kratochvilova run world record 400 m indoor (49.59 sec) 
1982
NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time 
1983
TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV 
1984
The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. 
1985
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released 
1986
South-Africa emergency crisis in Brabant & Limburg ends 
1986
Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 136th assist 
1987
Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs 
1987
Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
1988
Howard Stern's 1st pay-per-view "Underpants & Negligee Party" 
1988
Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E Sullivan Award 
1988
Colombia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
1989
Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses" 
1989
Partial eclipse of the Sun (Hawaii, NW North America, Greenland) 
1989
Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Minnesota North Stars to the Washington Capitals 
1990
3 passengers killed & 162 injured as subway train derails (Phila) 
1990
H Wayne Huizenga buys ½ of Joe Robbie Stadium and 15% of Dolphins for $30m 
1991
Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait 
1992
Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78) 
1993
23rd Easter Seal Telethon raises 
1993
Diff'rent Stroke actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant 
1994
8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top wins 
1994
Charles Taylor resigns as pres of Liberia 
1994
David Platt appointed captain of English football team 
1994
US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship 
1994
ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa 
1994
The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use. 
1995
Dollar worth 1.5330 Dutch guilder (record) 
1995
NY becomes 38th state to have the death penalty 
1996
1st surface photos of Pluto (photographed by Hubble Space Telescope) 
1996
British Steel in Workington wins Lithuanian multi-million pound order 
1996
Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists 
1996
The first democratically elected Palestinian parliament is formed. 
1997
Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site 
1997
5 sue Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life 
2004
New Democracy wins the national elections in Greece. 
2005
Mass protest outside the National Assembly of Kuwait building for women's voting rights in Kuwait. 
2007
British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected. (yet to be implemented - 2014) 
2009
Despite only being 17 years old, Brazilian soccer star Neymar makes his professional debut for Real Madrid 
2010
82nd Academy Awards - "The Hurt Locker", Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win 
2011
Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" 
2013
Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature 
2013
UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing 
2016
South Korea, US begin exercises as North Korea threatens attack 
2016
Maria Sharapova suspended from tennis after she failed a drug test at the Australian Open in January. The banned drug meldonium was found in the test. 
2017
Bird Flu Outbreak Found at a Tennessee Farm 
2017
Malaysian PM Najib calls on North Korea to release all Malaysians 
2017
Supreme Court Won't Hear Major Case on Transgender Rights 
2017
Yelp Starts Tracking Gender-Neutral Bathrooms for Transgender Users 
2017
North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving as murder row boils 
2017
North Korea bans Malaysians from leaving country over Kim Jong Nam's death 
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