March 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 7



March 7th observes Plant Power Day and Be Heard Day.

Today marks the 67th day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 299 days left in 2024.

We are going to expose some of the most awesome events and interesting facts for March 7 including advances in technology that changes the course of history and much more.

Did you know that on this day in 1929, the first non-stop flight from America to Asia took place? The route was nonstop from Nome, Alaska to North Cape, Russia.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about March 7th in history!


What memorable events happened on March 7 in history? Keep reading to find out!


A COVID-19 quarantine hotel collapsed in China, leaving 70 people trapped.

OTD in 2020: A COVID-19 quarantine hotel collapsed in China


Queen Elizabeth II published her first post on Instagram.

The queen’s royal debut into the world of Instagram featured an image of a letter penned by famed 19th-century inventor Charles Babbage to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The letter told of a new invention called the Analytical Engine, a mechanical computer.


Brazilian soccer athlete Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. started his professional career at just 17 years old.


The Hubble Space Telescope captured the first images of the surface of Pluto.


US Air Force divers located the Challenger Space Shuttle’s crew cabin at the bottom of the ocean.

OTD in 1986: US Air Force divers located the Challenger Space Shuttle's crew cabin at the bottom of the ocean.

On January 28, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle broke up just 73 seconds after launching from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. While the crew cabin wasn’t designed to be escapable, the search for it was crucial to recover the seven crew member’s bodies. The crew cabin was found at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast from Florida.


Newsroom on BBC2 switched to color, making it the first color news in the UK.

Any regional material used was still black and white due to limited access to color facilities.


Activists started a 54 mile (87 km) march from Selma to Montgomery.

Up to 600 nonviolent activists marched to enable African American citizens the right to vote. Video footage shows brutal attacks on the protestors, with one protestor, Amelia Boynton, beaten until she was unconscious.


Citizens of Bikini Island evacuated for nuclear testing.

OTD in 1946: Citizens of Bikini Island evacuated for nuclear testing.

167 Micronesian citizens were asked to relocate temporarily so the US Government could test atomic bombs on their homeland. The inhabitants relocated 125 miles away on an uninhabited atoll which they believed to be haunted.


Finland’s Parliament House in Helsinki was inaugurated.

Finland held an architectural competition in 1932 to choose the location for the site, with the winner tasked with designing the new building.


The first non-stop flight from America to Asia took place.


Prince Wilhelm of Wied arrived in Albania to begin his reign as King.


Dr. John Kellogg served the world’s first cornflakes.

The doctor believed that a strict diet would benefit his patients at a mental hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan.


Napoleon I of France won the Battle of Craonne, stopping Russian and Prussian forces in Northern France.

Famous Births

If today’s your birthday, you share this special day with Bryan Cranston! Here are other famous people born on this day.


Jenna Fischer



Jenna Fischer


50 years old

Born In:

Indiana, USA


Bryan Cranston



Bryan Cranston


68 years old

Born In:

California, USA


Rachel Weisz



Rachel Weisz


54 years old

Born In:

England, UK


Rik Mayall



Rik Mayall

Died On:

Jun 9, 2014 (Age 56)

Born In:

England, UK


Here we have the most notable quotes that have been said on this day throughout history.


A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph, but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.

George Orwell

George Orwell

English Novelist

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

March 7: Plant Power Day
United States

Plant Power Day

We are always told how important it is to pack your diet with fresh fruit and vegetables. Today is Plant Power Day, so why not celebrate by looking up a brand new plant-based recipe, and cook yourself something extra healthy for dinner today?

March 7: National Be Heard Day
United States

National Be Heard Day

Small businesses often have a much harder job staying afloat than you’d think. That’s why Be Heard Day was founded, to allow small businesses to promote themselves a little. Take this chance to buy from local shops, or if you’re an owner – raise your voice!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The motto on the United Kingdom’s Royal Coat of Arms is in French. The motto is “Dieu et mon droit,” which means “God and my right.”

Birthday & Zodiac

If you were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Pisces.

Pisceans are known for being emotionally sensitive, gracious, and emotionally aware.

People born in March have the Aquamarine birthstone. Aquamarine is the first spring birthstone and is associated with tranquility, serenity, clarity, and harmony.

Anyone born on March 7 would likely have been conceived around June 14 in the previous year.

Babies conceived on this day will be due around November 28, 2024.

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