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On This Day — March 7th

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March 7th is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 299 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

Historical Events:

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

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an  invention he calls the “telephone.”

1900 – The German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore.

1965 – Bloody Sunday: a group of 600 civil rights marchers is brutally attacked by state and local police in Selma, Alabama.

1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.

Celebrity Births:

Breaking Bad Star Bryan Cranston turns 62

The Office Actress Jenna Fischer turns 44

Fifty Shades of Grey Writer E.L. James turns 55

The Mummy Actress Rachel Weisz turns 48

Jackie Actor Peter Sarsgaard turns 47

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