March 7: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 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.
- 1985 - The song "We Are the World" receives its international release.
- 2007 - The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected
- 2009 - The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.
- Famous Birthdays: Nicéphore Niépce (French inventor, invented photography), John Herschel (English mathematician and astronomer), Julius Wagner-Jauregg (Austrian physician, Nobel Prize laureate), Betty Holberton (American engineer and programmer), David Baltimore (American biologist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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