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History Events on March 07

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


The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.


Korean War
Korean War: Operation Ripper: United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgway begin an assault against Chinese forces.


1987 Lieyu massacre
Lieyu massacre: Taiwanese military massacre of 19 unarmed Vietnamese refugees at Donggang, Lieyu, Kinmen.


United States Senate
Senator Daniel Webster gives his "Seventh of March" speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.


Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the "telephone".


Cold War
Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.


Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, political leader of then East Pakistan (present day-Bangladesh), delivers his historic 7th March speech in the Racecourse Field (Now Suhrawardy Udyan) in Dhaka.


Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.


Empire of Brazil
Brazilian marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.


House of Commons of the United Kingdom
The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.


Selma to Montgomery marches
Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers is brutally attacked by state and local police in Selma, Alabama.


Second Boer War
Second Boer War: Boers, led by Koos de la Rey, inflict the biggest defeat upon the British since the beginning of the war, at Tweebosch.


Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius and L. Commodus (who changes his name to Lucius Verus) become joint emperors of Rome on the death of Antoninus Pius.


Ottoman Empire
A peace treaty is signed between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice, ending the Ottoman-Venetian War and leaving Cyprus in Ottoman hands.


Ludendorff Bridge
World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine river at Remagen.


Vietnam War
Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding M? Tho.


Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a fight over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses.


American Civil War
American Civil War: Union forces engage Confederate troops at the Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.


Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.


In a mosque in Tehran president Ali Razmara was shot by and Islamic fundamentalists of Fedayan I-Islam.


People's Consultative Assembly
The Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat Sementara (MPRS), Indonesia's provisional parliament, revoked Sukarno's mandate as President of Indonesia.


Günther Prien
Günther Prien and the crew of German submarine U-47, one of the most successful U-boats of World War II, disappear without a trace.


World War II
Prelude to World War II: In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.


The Real Irish Republican Army kills two British soldiers and injures two other soldiers and two civilians at Massereene Barracks, the first British military deaths in Northern Ireland since the end of The Troubles.
The tugboat Thomas Hebert sank off the coast of New Jersey, USA.
Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign as King.
Shrigley abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
Emperor Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
Stephen Tempier, bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses.