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1988 Gibraltar IRA Gang Shot 7th March, 1988 : IRA gang who were reported to have planted a 500lb car bomb near the British Governor's residence shot dead in Gibraltar.

1965 U.S.A. Civil Rights March Alabama 7th March, 1965 : Troopers with night sticks, shotguns and tear-gas grenades violently confronted 600 civil rights marchers during an attempted 50-mile march from Selma to the Alabama state capitol Montgomery.

1969 Israel Golda Meir 7th March, 1969 : Israel elects Golda Meir, to become the first female prime minister of Israel.

1876 U.S.A. Patent For The Telephone 7th March, 1876 : Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention the telephone.

1908 U.S.A. Settlers 7th March, 1908 : Settlers had already visited the Nechaco Valley, which is located in British, Columbia, Canada. These families were expected to settle in this area beginning in May. The Nechaco Valley area was currently being surveyed for use of crop production. Furthermore, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad resumed.

1932 U.S.A. The Communist Party of America 7th March, 1932 : The Communist Party of America had hosted a “March on Hunger” which was held on this day. This march began in Downtown Detroit, Michigan to the Ford Motor Plant at the River Rouge. Thousands of people were gathered in this area in order to take a stand against this company’s labor records. This march which started peaceful had turned into a violent affair.


1936 Germany Treaty of Versailles 7th March, 1936: Nazi leader Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany.

1939 U.S.A. Auld Lang Syne 7th March, 1939 : Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians record the New Year's Eve favorite "Auld Lang Syne." The recording is still played at parties and celebrations all over the country to usher in the new year.

1960 U.S.A. Jack Paar 7th March, 1960 : After a month’s absence, Jack Paar had re-appeared as the host on The Tonight Show. He had walked off in protest against censorship before returning to his position as host of this production. He had made a joke about a “water closet” (European bathroom), which most likely would have been considered mild according to the standards set today.

1961 U.S.A. President Dwight D. Eisenhower 7th March, 1961: The Senate authorized President Kennedy to restore the rank of five-star general to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1962 U.S.A. Great West Saddler 7th March, 1962 : Reech Taylor was a national trust solicitor who had petitioned (requested) bondholders of Brandon Packers permission to use company funds to go to court. Taylor’s mission was to reclaim an excess of $200,000 that was paid out to “Great West Saddlery” and other companies. Permission was granted by company bondholders, in order to regain this sum of money, which was reported to have been taken wrongfully (misappropriated, stolen). Bondholders agreed to the court proceedings, even though it would cost approximately $35,000. Incidentally, two men (Hugh Paton and Hubert Cox) related to the case described above were currently appealing a case in which they were found guilty of $460,000. Paton and Cox were said to have stolen this money while they owned Great West.

1964 U.S.A. Frank Sinatra, Jr. Kidnapping 7th March, 1964 : A U.S. Judge had sent the Frank Sinatra, Jr. Kidnapping case to the jury the night before this date (reported on this day). So far, no evidence had directly linked Sinatra, Jr. to this charge. It was suspected that this whole case was a publicity hoax conjured up in order to make a profit.

1964 U.S.A. Prisoner Break Out 7th March, 1964 : A report dated today (March 7, 1964 ) revealed that seven prisoners had broke out of the Dallas County Jail. One of the seven escaped convicts had taken a hostage. The hostage was freed and the prisoner who had committed the kidnapping was put back behind bars. Within two hours, four others were caught and also put back into custody. Two others had been put into Bedlam, a facility that was usually referred to at the time as an “insane asylum”.


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1965 England Goldie the Eagle 7th March, 1965 : Goldie the Eagle, a golden eagle which escaped from Regent's Park Zoo is still on the loose after 8 days and is drawing crowds of onlookers to Regents park where he is dining on Muscovy duck, but he has also been spotted in Tottenham Court Road. He was captured after 12 days and taken back to his home in the Zoo and escaped again in December for a short time.

1972 U.S.A. Convention 7th March, 1972 : A total of 250 democrats had attended a convention held in the Aiken County, South Carolina courthouse. A major focus of this convention was the election of new state democratic officers who would represent the state.

1973 Bangladesh First Elected Prime Minister 7th March, 1973 : Sheikh Mujib Rahman becomes the first prime minister of Bangladesh winning a landslide victory in the country's first general elections.

1977 U.S.A. Yitzhak Rabin Peace talks 7th March, 1977 : Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin visits the United States for the first time and President and Mrs. Carter played host, the trip eventually led to the Camp David peace talks held between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Rabin’s replacement, Menachem Begin, in 1978.

1988 New Zealand Cyclone Bola 7th March, 1988 : Cyclone Bola hits New Zealand and the small Island of Fiji with torrential rains causing significant flooding and landslides.

1996 Japan U.S. Servicemen jailed 7th March, 1996 : Three U.S. servicemen are convicted in the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawa girl and sentenced by a Japanese court to seven years in prison.

1997 U.S.A. Steven Hoffen Jailed 7th March, 1997 : Steven Hoffen the former chief of Towers Financial Corps who had sold off vast sums of "worthless" Tower-backed bonds to unsuspecting investors is given a 20 year jail sentence and ordered to pay out $462 million in restitution to the innocent investors he swindled.

1999 England Stanley Kubrick Dies 7th March, 1999 : Stanley Kubrick, an American Filmmaker, died on this day in England. He was born in 1928, and lived to age 70. Kubrick had created a total of 13 films featuring characteristics of the dark side of humans, and is one of the most recognized film directors of the 1900s. Some of his productions, such as Dr. Strangelove received nominations for awards such as Best Screenplay, Best Actor, or Best Direction. Other films such as A Space Odyssey were recognized as well. For this film, Kubrick had won an award for best visual effects.

2003 U.S.A. Broadway Musicals Closed 7th March, 2003 : A four-day walkout by 325 Broadway musical orchestra members over the issue of the size of the orchestras required for Broadway shows, forcing nearly every Broadway musical to cancel performances. The Musicians claim they want to replace live music with a virtual orchestra, a couple of synthesizers and computer-generated sound,

2006 U.S.A. The Qods Force in Iraq 7th March, 2006 : The Defense Secretary has pointed out that the Iranian Qods Force has been infiltrating Iraq. 'They [Iran] are currently putting people into Iraq to do things that are harmful to the future of Iraq,' Rumsfeld said. The Qods Force is the counter-intelligence division of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (I.R.G.C.), and are separate from the country's regular military. It operates both inside and outside Iran, and is not controlled by the governmental system.

2007 UK House Of Lords 7th March, 2007 : After 100's of years when the house of lords had been the home of money, status and privilege through members to the House of Lords automatically given the right at birth to hereditary peerage the British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.

2007 Turkey Turkey bans YouTube 7th March, 2007 : Access to the video-sharing website YouTube has been restricted by court order in Turkey. The ban was imposed when prosecutors told the court that clips insulting former Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had appeared there. Reports of a 'virtual war' between Greek and Turkish users of the site have emerged, and some of the clips are said to have dubbed Ataturk and Turks as homosexuals. Insulting Ataturk, or Turkishness is an offence in Turkey, and the court has ordered a block on all access to the site.

2008 United States Samantha Power resigns 7th March, 2008 : Samantha Power has resigned after a Scottish newspaper has quoted her as saying that Hillary Clinton is 'a monster.' Power, who is an advisor to Barack Obama, has expressed regret over the comments she made. The Scotsman newspaper is quoting Power as saying: 'She is a monster, too - that is off the record - she is stooping to anything.' Power is a Harvard professor, who has been advising Obama on foreign policy. Announcing her resignation, she said: 'Last Monday, I made inexcusable remarks that are at marked variance from my oft-stated admiration for Senator Clinton and from the spirit, tenor, and purpose of the Obama campaign.'

2010 Pakistan Reports of Adam Gadahn's arrest in Karachi 7th March, 2010 : The U.S.-born al-Queda spokesman, Adam Gadahn, has been arrested in Pakistan. This has been hailed as an intelligence coup against the organization's public relations apparatus. Reports of the arrest have coincided with the California-born American's appearance in the web video that calls on American Muslims to launch attacks within the U.S. Gadahn is the first American to be charged with treason since the Second World War, and is one of the F.B.I.'s top ten most wanted terrorists. He has had a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture.

2010 Nigeria Christians Hacked to Death 7th March, 2010 : A number of villages on the outskirt of Jos are attacked in a co-ordinated effort by Muslim extremeists, with more than 100 reported killed near the central Nigerian city of Jos.

2010 Australia Marble-sized hailstones Melbourne 7th March, 2010 : A severe storm starting on the 6th and continueing on the 7th passes directly over Greater Melbourne, bringing lightning, flash flooding, very large hail and strong winds to the state's capital leading to flash flooding

United States 2011 United States Charlie Sheen Fired From Sitcom 7th March, 2011 : American actor Charlie Sheen was fired from the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men in which he starred after controversy about his personal lifestyle had erupted in the media. Charlie Sheen, son of Martin Sheen and brother of Emilio Estevez who are also famous actors, struggled with drug and alcohol abuse throughout his life and had been going through rehabilitation since January. The highest paid actor in television had been giving strange and outrageous interviews and had been displaying concerning behavior in public prior to his firing.

United States 2012 United States Oreo Cookies Celebrate 100th Birthday
7th March, 2012 : People in the United States and several other countries marked the one hundredth birthday of the ever popular Oreo cookie. The cookie is credited as the best-selling cookie in the world and has been sold in over one hundred countries since its created in a Nabisco factory in 1912.



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2013 United States Arkansas Approves Strict Abortion Ban

7th March, 2013 : The Arkansas state legislature passed a strict anti-abortion law that would not allow most abortions after twelve weeks. The governor of the state had vetoed the bill, warning that it would bring the state into lawsuits and court issues but the legislature overrode his veto.