Today in History - March 7

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322BCE    Mar 7, Aristotle (d.322 BCE) died. His writings included treatises on logic, metaphysics, ethics, politics, rhetoric and natural sciences. He first described language in terms of subject and predicate as well as parts of speech. Aristotelian logic is based on a small number of unambiguous constructs, such as, "if A, then B": the truth of one implies the truth of another. This celebrated rule gives Aristotelian reasoning the power to establish facts through inference. The constructs also included A=A, representing that every entity is equal to itself. He defined politics as the science of the sciences that looks after well-being. His writings included “De Generatione Animalum.” His "Historia Animalium" was later translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson." "Hope is a waking dream." The opening of his “Metaphysics” began: “All men by nature desire to know.”
    (V.D.-H.K.p.44,45)(I&I, Penzias, p.73)(Hem., 1/96, p.11)(LSA, Spg/97, p.6)(EEE, p.12)(AP, 8/9/98)(WSJ, 9/30/98, p.A16)(NH, 12/98, p.10)(SFC, 8/13/02, p.A13)

161 CE    Mar 7, Marcus Aurelius became emperor on the death of Antoninus Pius [Titus Aurelius], age 74, at Lorium. Antoninus ruled from 138-161.
    (HN, 3/7/99)(MC, 3/7/02)

1040        Mar 7, Harold I, King of England (1035-40), died.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1274        Mar 7, Thomas Aquinas (48), Italian theologian, saint, died.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1530        Mar 7, King Henry VIII's divorce request was denied by the Pope. Henry then declared that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1574        Mar 7, John Wilbye, composer, was born.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1644        Mar 7, Massachusetts established 1st 2-chamber legislature in colonies.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1659        Mar 7, Henry Purcell, English organist, composer (Dido & Aeneas), was born.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1663        Mar 7, Tomaso Antonio Vitali, composer, was born.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1695        Mar 7, In Britain John Trevor (1637-1717), the speaker of the House of Commons office, was found guilty of accepting a bribe of 1000 guineas (equivalent to around £1.6 million in 2009) from the City of London to aid the passage of a bill through the house. He was expelled from the House of Commons, a move which he initially resisted on the ground of ill-health, but retained his judicial position until his death.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Trevor_(speaker))

1696        Mar 7, English King William III departed Netherlands.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1707        Mar 7, Stephen Hopkins, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1715        Mar 7, Ewald Christian von Kleist, German lyric poet (Der Freuhling), was born.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1765        Mar 7, Joseph N. Niepce (d.1883), French lithographer, inventor (photography), was born. Photo etching was invented by Joseph Nicephore Niepce early in the 19th century. He also invented photography. His partner, L.J.M. Daguerre, perfected Niepce's process and popularized daguerreotypes as the first commercial photographs.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.273)(I&I, Penzias, p.114)(MC, 3/7/02)

1774        Mar 7, A 2nd Boston tea party was held.
    (SFEC, 11/23/97, Par p.14)
1774        Mar 7, The British closed the port of Boston to all commerce.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1778        Mar 7, Capt. James Cook 1st sighted the Oregon coast and named Perpetua Cape in honor of St. Perpetua’s Day.
    (SSFC, 9/21/08, p.E7)

1785        Mar 7, Alessandro Manzoni, poet, novelist (Betrothed), was born in Italy.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1799        Mar 7, Napoleon captured Jaffa, Palestine, and his men massacred more than 2,000 Albanian prisoners. [see Mar 26]
    (HN, 3/7/99)

1804        Mar 7, John Wedgwood, founder (Royal Horticulture Society), died.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1824        Mar 7, Meyerbeer's opera "Il Crociati in Egitto," premiered in Venice.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1835        Mar 7, HMS Beagle returned from Concepcion to Valparaiso.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1838        Mar 7, Soprano Jenny Lind ("the Swedish Nightingale") made her debut in Weber's opera Der Freischultz.
    (HN, 3/7/01)

1844        Mar 7, Anthony Comstock, anti-vice "crusader,” was born in New Canaan, Ct.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1847        Mar 7, U.S. General Scott occupied Veracruz, Mexico. Pres. Polk decided to attack the heart of Mexico. He sent Gen. Winfield Scott, who landed at Veracruz and with his troops hacked their way to Mexico City. [see Mar 9]
    (HFA, '96, p.48)(HN, 3/7/98)

1849        Mar 7, Luther Burbank (d.1926) American Horticulturist was born in Lancaster, Mass. “For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.”
    (AP, 3/7/98)(AP, 4/26/98)
1849        Mar 7, The Austrian Reichstag was dissolved.
    (HN, 3/7/99)

1850        Mar 7, Tomas Masaryk, Pres. of Czech (1918-35), was born to a Slovak father and Czech-German mother in the small town of Hodonin in South Moravia, very close to what is now the border with Slovakia.
    (http://archiv.radio.cz/english/czechs/5-1-00.html)
1850        Mar 7, In a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union.
    (AP, 3/7/98)

1854        Mar 7, Charles Miller patented the 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1862        Mar 7, Confederate forces surprised the Union army at the Battle of Pea Ridge, in Arkansas, but the Union was victorious. [see Mar 6]
    (HN, 3/7/99)
1862        Mar 7, In the second day of the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, Generals McCulloch and McIntosh perished.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1865        Mar 7-10, Battles were fought around Kingston, NC.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1872         Mar 7, Piet Mondrian (d.1944), Dutch abstract painter, was born. He was born in Amersfoort, near Amsterdam. His two principal styles date from before and after 1907. His Red Tree in 1908 reflects the stance of a Van Gogh.  In 1911 he went to Paris and quickly changed his style in response to Cubism. He emigrated to New York in 1940. His Broadway Boogie Woogie was done in 1942-1943. He was labeled as a degenerate by the Nazis and was sent to New York to continue working. He went through a number of styles i.e. fauvist, neoimpressionist Dutch landscapes, to total abstractions in a manner of his own that he called neoplasticism. He was a pioneer of abstract painting.
    (WSJ, 6/6/95, p.A-14)(WSJ, 10/3/95, p.A-18)(SFC, 10/4/97, p.E1)(HN, 3/7/98)

1874        Mar 7, The opera “I Lituani,” by Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886) premiered at Milan’s La Scala with great success. The libretto was based on Adam Mickiewicz's long epic poem Konrad Wallenrod. The opera was about the incursions of the Teutonic Knights against the pagan Lithuanians.
    (www.lituanus.org/1991_2/91_2_09.htm)

1875        Mar 7, Composer Maurice Ravel was born in Cibourne, France.
    (AP, 3/7/98)

1876        Mar 7, US Patent #174,465 was issued to Alexander Graham Bell (d.1924) for his telephone. In 2008 Seth Shulman authored “The Telephone Gambit,” the story behind Alexander Graham Bell’s 1876 telephone patent. Shulman made a case that Bell stole the critical technology for making the telephone work from Elisha Gray, who had filed his own papers just hours after Bell.
    (SFEM, 1/11/98, p.12)(HN, 3/7/98)(AP, 3/7/98)(WSJ, 1/16/08, p.D10)

1887        Mar 7, Helen Parkhurst, educator, was born. She developed a technique later known as the Dalton Plan.
    (HN, 3/7/01)

1896        Mar 7, Gilbert and Sullivan's last operetta "Grand Duke," premiered in London.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1901        Mar 7, Blacks were found to be still enslaved in certain parts of South Carolina.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1904         Mar 7, Reinhard Heydrich, German SS Leader and Architect of the "final solution," was born.
    (HN, 3/7/98)
1904        Mar 7, The Japanese bombed the Russian town of Vladivostok.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1907        Mar 7, Rolf Jacobsen, Norwegian poet, was born.
    (HN, 3/7/01)

1908        Mar 7, Anna Magnani, Italian actress (Awakening, Roma), was born in Rome.
    (AP, 3/7/08)
1908        Mar 7, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council and announced that, "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles."
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1911        Mar 7, The United States sent 20,000 troops to the Mexican border in the wake of the Mexican Revolution.
    (AP, 3/7/98)

1912        Mar 7, Roald Amundsen announced the discovery of the South Pole [see Dec 14, 1911].
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Amundsen)
1912        Mar 7, French aviator, Heri Seimet flew non-stop from London to Paris in three hours.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1916        Mar 7, French Defense Minister Joseph Gallieni resigned from his position.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1918        Mar 7, Pres. Wilson authorized US Army's Distinguished Service Medal.
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1918        Mar 7, Finland signed an alliance treaty with Germany.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1920        Mar 7, The Bolsheviks opened major offensive on the Polish front.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1921        Mar 7, Red Army under Trotsky attacked the sailors of Kronstadt.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1925        Mar 7, The Soviet Red Army occupied Outer Mongolia.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1926        Mar 7, The first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between New York City and London.
    (AP, 3/7/98)

1927        Mar 7, A Texas law that banned Negroes from voting was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
    (HN, 3/7/98)
1927        Mar 7, Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale struck Tango, Japan.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1930        Mar 7, Lord Snowdon, [Anthony Armstrong-Jones], photographer, was born in London.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1932        Mar 7, Riots at Ford factory in Dearborn, Michigan, killed 4.
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1932        Mar 7, Aristide Briand (b.1862), 11-time premier of France (Nobel 1926), died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristide_Briand)

1933        Mar 7, George Darrow added some copyrighted art work to the board game Monopoly and began selling it commercially in Philadelphia. He sold it to Parker Brothers in 1934. The game had originally been patented in 1904 as the Landlord’s Game by Elizabeth J. Magie. In Oct 1929 Ruth Hoskins brought a version to Atlantic City, refined the rules and street names. It was later introduced to George Darrow.  
    (http://richard_wilding.tripod.com/history.htm)(HN, 3/7/98)(WSJ, 2/3/05, p.W12)

1935         Mar 7, In an effort to reduce street noise, the city of New York revoked the licenses of all organ grinders.
    (HNQ, 7/25/98)
1935        Mar 7, Malcolm Campbell set an auto speed record of 276.8 mph in Florida.
    (HN, 3/7/98)
1935        Mar 7, Saar was incorporated into Germany.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1936        Mar 7, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.
    (AP, 3/7/98)(HN, 3/7/98)

1938        Mar 7, California’s San Quentin prison received a new lethal gas chamber to supplant its gallows.
    (SSFC, 3/3/13, p.42)

1939        Mar 7, Guy Lombardo and Royal Canadians made the 1st recording of "Auld Lang Syne."
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1941        Mar 7, British troops invaded Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1941        Mar 7, 50,000 British soldiers landed in Greece.
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1941        Mar 7, Gunther Prien, German U-boat commander and war hero (U-47), died in battle.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1942        Mar 7, Michael Eisner, CEO (Walt Disney), was born in Mt. Kisko, NY.
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1942        Mar 7, Tamara Faye LaValley (d.2007) was born in International Falls, Minn. She later married fellow bible college student Jim Bakker. Together they established a Christian talk variety show, the PTL Club, which collapsed in 1987 amid a sex and money scandal.
    (SSFC, 7/22/07, p.B7)
1942        Mar 7, Japanese troops landed on New Guinea.
    (HN, 3/7/98)
1942        Mar 7, 15 Mk-VB Spitfires reached Malta.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1944        Mar 7, Japan began an offensive in Burma.
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1944        Mar 7, Emanuel Ringelblum (b.1900), Jewish historian, died in the Warsaw ghetto. He is known for his “Notes from the Warsaw Ghetto,” “Notes on the Refugees in Zbąszyn” chronicling the deportation of Jews from the town of Zbąszyń, and the so-called Ringelblum's Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto. In 2009 Samuel D. Kassow authored “Who Will Write our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto.
    (Econ, 3/14/09, p.84)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emanuel_Ringelblum)

1945        Mar 7, During World War II, U.S. 9th Armored Division crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge. This marked the 1st incursion of Allied forces into Germany.
    (AP, 3/7/98)(SFC, 4/9/03, p.A16)
1945        Mar 7, Cologne was taken by allied armies.
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1945        Mar 7, In Yugoslavia the Communist government of Tito formed.
    (MC, 3/7/02)(AP, 10/20/02)

1951        Mar 7, Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1951        Mar 7, U.N. forces in Korea under General Matthew Ridgeway launched Operation Ripper, an offensive to straighten out the U.N. front lines against the Chinese.
    (HN, 3/7/99)
1951        Mar 7, Shah Ali Razmara of Iran was assassinated.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1952        Mar 7, The U.S. signed a military aid pact with Cuba.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1955        Mar 7, Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick said he favors legalization of spitter.
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1955        Mar 7, Mary Martin was "Peter Pan" televised.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1959        Mar 7, "Bells Are Ringing" closed at Shubert Theater in NYC after 925 performances.
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1959        Mar 7, Arthur Cecil Pigou (b.1877), English economist, died. His major work, “Wealth and Welfare” (1912, 1920), brought welfare economics into the scope of economic analysis.  He was known for his work in many fields and particularly in welfare economics. Pigou advocated taxation as a way to combat the side effects associated with certain activities. Pigovian taxes, taxes used to correct negative externalities, are named in his honor.
    (Econ, 11/11/06, p.85)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Cecil_Pigou)
1959        Mar 7, Hinsdale Smith (88), developer of roll-down auto windows, died.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1960        Mar 7, Ivan Lendl, tennis pro (US Open 1985-87), was born in Czechoslovakia.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1961        Mar 7, Max Hymans (60), WW II resistance fighter, head of Air France, died.
    (MC, 3/7/02)

1965        Mar 7, A march by some 600 civil rights demonstrators was broken up in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and posse under Sheriff Jim Clark (d.2007). The Black community of Marion, Ala., marched to protest the earlier killing of a demonstrator by a state trooper. John Lewis, later US Representative, led the march and was hit in the head by a state trooper.
    (AP, 3/7/98)(SFC, 3/8/99, p.A9)(SFC, 11/27/99, p.C3)(Econ, 6/16/07, p.99)
1965        Mar 7, In San Francisco a mob of teenage boys and girls rampaged through the Mission district following the film “T.A.M.I” featuring James Brown at the Crown Theater at 2555 Mission Street.
    (SSFC, 3/8/15, p.42)

1966        Mar 7, Charles de Gaulle said he would pull France out of NATO's integrated military command. French military personnel stepped down from their positions in NATO on July 1.
    (www.charles-de-gaulle.org/article.php3?id_article=181)

1967        Mar 7, The Los Angeles-based Doors made their 2nd trip to SF and performed for a mid-week engagement at the Matrix ahead of a weekend performance at the Avalon. Peter Abrams, co-owner of the Matrix, recorded the show with a recently installed tape recorder.
    (SFC, 11/17/08, p.E1)(http://tinyurl.com/mxky7j)
1967        Mar 7, Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown” premiered in NYC.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_a_Good_Man,_Charlie_Brown)
1967        Mar 7, Convicted Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa began an eight-year prison term at Lewisburg Federal Prison in Pennsylvania for defrauding the union and jury tampering. The sentence was commuted by President Nixon Dec 23, 1971.
    (HN, 3/7/98)(www.moldea.com/One-9.html)
1967        Mar 7, Alice B. Toklas (b.1877), the life partner of writer Gertrude Stein, died In Paris, France. Her work included “The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook” (1954). In 2007 Janet Malcolm authored “Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice.”
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_B._Toklas)(WSJ, 9/25/07, p.D6)

1968        Mar 7, The First Battle of Saigon, begun on Jan 30 as part of the Tet Offensive, ended.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Saigon)

1972        Mar 7, Republican Richard Nixon won the New Hampshire primary over Paul McCloskey 67.6 to 19.8%. Democrat Edmund Muskie won over George McGovern 46.4 to 37.1%.
    (SSFC, 1/25/04, p.A19)(http://tinyurl.com/5dndxk)

1973        Mar 7, Pres. Nixon invited Thomas Pappas, a Greek-American businessman, to the oval office to thank him for money that was used to buy the silence of the Watergate burglars.
    (SFC, 11/1/97, p.A3)(http://tinyurl.com/3nxt8d)
1973        Mar 7, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920-1975), a leader of the Bangladeshi independence movement and first prime minister of Bangladesh, won a landslide victory in the country's first general elections. Rahman and the Awami League won elections.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladeshi_general_election%2C_1973)(SFC, 6/12/96, p.E3)
1973        Mar 7, Dr. Lubos Kohoutek, Czech astronomer, used a double exposure and discovered the comet Kohoutek then 370 million miles from earth.
    (NG, Aug., 1974, p.223)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Kohoutek)

1974        Mar 7, Duke Univ. and the North Carolina Department of Archives and History announced the discovery of the Civil War ship USS Monitor.
    (http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/monitor01/finding/finding.html)

1975        Mar 7, The US Senate revised its filibuster rule "cloture vote," allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds (67) of senators present.
    (AP, 3/7/98)(Econ, 5/21/05, p.30)

1977        Mar 7, Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin met with Pres. Carter in Washington.
    (www.jimmycarterlibrary.org/documents/campdavid25/campdavid25_photos.phtml)
1977        Mar 7, Ali Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party won elections.
    (www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A142)

1979        Mar 7, Voyager 1 reached Jupiter.
    (HN, 3/7/98)

1980        Mar 7, US Congress declared today as National Teacher Day for this year only. The National Education Association (NEA) and its affiliates continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985, when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teachers%27_Day)

1981        Mar 7, Anti-government guerrillas in Colombia executed kidnapped American Bible translator Chester Allen Bitterman, whom they accused of being a CIA agent.
    (AP, 3/7/98)
1981        Mar 7, Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin (b.1914), Russian conductor, composer, died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiril_Kondrashin)

1983        Mar 7, TNN (The Nashville Network) began on Cable TV.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_TV)
1983        Mar 7, Igor Markevitch (b.1912), Ukraine-born conductor, composer, died in Antibes.
    (http://www.naxos.com/composerinfo/665.htm)
1983        Mar 7, In France Claude Vivier (b.1948), a French-Canadian composer, was found stabbed to death. A 19-year-old man was convicted of the murder. Vivier left behind 48 completed scores and part of a 49th. His 1976 "Siddartha" was a 30 minute orchestral piece written on commission from the CBC.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Vivier)(SFEC, 1/4/98, DB. p.31)

1985        Mar 7, Victor W. Farris (75), inventor of paper clip and paper milk carton (1932), died in Palm Beach, Fla. [see 1824 and Oct 19, 1915]
    (www.msu.edu/~daggy/cop/bkofdead/obits-fa.htm)
1985        Mar 7, George Schick (76), Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), died.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ycj6qk)
1985        Mar 7, Robert W. Woodruff (b.1889), CEO (Coca-Cola), died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Woodruff)

1986        Mar 7, Jacob K. Javits (b.1904), (Sen-R-NY), died in Palm Beach, Fla.
    (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=j000064)
1986        Mar 7, In France thieves made off with 1.5 million francs in an armored car robbery. In 2007 Jean Pierre Belkalem, a former Cartier employee, was arrested in San Francisco on charges of aiding and abetting in the robbery.
    (SSFC, 4/1/07, p.D3)

1988        Mar 7, The US Supreme Court sided with an investor who lost money when he sold shares in Basic Inc because a pending merger was being publicly denied by the company. This led to the established the principle of “fraud-on-the-market.”
    (http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/485/224/case.html)(Econ, 3/1/14, p.73)
1988        Mar 7, Divine (born as Harris Milstead in 1945), female impersonator (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray), died.
    (www.glbtq.com/arts/divine.html)
1988        Mar 7, Robert Livingston (b.1904), actor (Lone Ranger), died of emphysema. He was born as Robert Edgar Randall. There were 51 Three Mesquiteers yarns churned out by Republic Pictures from 1936-1943, and Livingston appeared in 29.
    (www.b-westerns.com/living.htm)
1988        Mar 7, Three Israelis were killed when three Arab gunmen hijacked a commuter bus in the Negev Desert; the hijackers themselves were killed when Israeli forces stormed the vehicle.
    (AP, 3/7/98)

1989        Mar 7, US Secretary of State James A. Baker III met with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze in Vienna, Austria. Baker agreed to visit Moscow the following May to discuss prospects for a summit between Pres. Bush and Soviet Pres. Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
    (AP, 3/7/99)
1989        Mar 7, Britain dropped diplomatic relations with Iran over Salmon Rushdie's book.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Satanic_Verses_(novel))

1990        Mar 7, Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan announced the US government would propose a more informative food-labeling system that would require the disclosure of the fat, fiber and cholesterol content of nearly all packaged foods.
    (AP, 3/7/00)

1991        Mar 7, In the wake of the allied victory in the Persian Gulf, Secretary of State James A. Baker the Third left for a tour of the Middle East, seeking to promote a new Arab-Israeli dialogue.
    (AP, 3/7/01)
1991        Mar 7, Iraq continued to explode oil fields in Kuwait.
    (www.parstimes.com/spaceimages/fires-kuwait-2.jpg)

1992        Mar 7, Democrat Bill Clinton picked up additional victories in the South Carolina primary and the Wyoming caucuses, while fellow Democrat Paul Tsongas won the Arizona caucuses. President George H.W. Bush won the Republican primary in South Carolina.
    (AP, 3/7/02)
1992        Mar 7, An Israeli security chief was killed in a car bomb attack in Ankara, Turkey. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
    (NYT, 10/8/04, p.A12)

1993        Mar 7, Authorities said David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidians, was becoming irritable and had rejected proposals to end a week-long standoff at his compound near Waco, Texas.
    (AP, 3/7/98)

1994        Mar 7, The Supreme Court ruled that parodies that poke fun at an original work can be considered "fair use" that doesn't require permission from the copyright holder.
    (AP, 3/7/99)
1994        Mar 7, The U.S. Navy issued its first permanent orders assigning women to regular duty on a combat ship -- in this case, the USS Eisenhower.
    (AP, 3/7/99)
1994        Mar 7, At San Quentin prison officer Timothy Scott shot and killed inmate Mark Adams. In 1998 a federal jury awarded the Adams family $2.3 million following a trial based on wrongful death.
    (SFC, 12/1/98, p.A15)

1995        Mar 7, New York Gov. George Pataki signed a death penalty bill into law. NY became the 38th state to adopt the death penalty.
    (AP, 3/7/00)
1995        Mar 7, In a near-party-line vote, the House passed, 232-193, a business-backed measure designed to pressure combatants in lawsuits to settle their differences short of costly trials.
    (AP, 3/7/00)

1996        Mar 7, Bob Dole handily won the New York Republican primary.
    (AP, 3/7/01)
1996        Mar 7, Three US servicemen were convicted in the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan girl and sentenced by a Japanese court to six and a-half to seven years in prison.
    (AP, 3/7/01)
1996        Mar 7, The Hubble Space Telescope photographed the 1st surface photos of Pluto.
    (http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/1996/09/)

1997        Mar 7, The first cross-adoption by 2 lesbians whose children were half-sisters took place in New York. The women had used the same sperm donor for their children.
    (SFC, 3/8/96, p.A4)
1997        Mar 7, After a week of embarrassing disclosures about White House fund raising, President Clinton told a news conference, "I'm not sure, frankly" if he also had made calls for campaign cash. But he insisted that nothing had undercut his pledge to have the highest ethical standards ever.
    (AP, 3/7/98)
1997        Mar 7, In Australia it was disclosed that the reputed Aboriginal painter Eddie Burrup was actually 82-year-old Elizabeth Durack.
    (SFC, 3/8/96, p.A11)
1997        Mar 7, Oxford Univ. scientists established a blood tie between the 9,000 year-old skeleton known as Cheddar Man and an English teacher who lived just half-a-mile from the cave where the bones were found.
    (SFC, 3/8/96, p.A8)
1997        Mar 7, The former Haiti police chief, Lt. Col. Michel Francois, was arrested in Honduras for helping to smuggle 33 tons of Columbian drugs through Haiti into the US. Francois had fled to the Dominican Republic in 1994.
    (SFC, 3/8/96, p.A10)
1997        Mar 7, Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto was sued by 5 people, because his smoking had violated the constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life.
    (MC, 3/7/02)
1997        Mar 7, In Peru foreign officials and local journalists confirmed that the police were digging tunnels to the residence of the Japanese ambassador where hostages were being held by the Tupac Amaru rebels.
    (SFC, 3/8/96, p.A1)
1997        Mar 7, In Belgrade, Serbia, students ended 106 days of daily protests after their rector, Dragutin Velickovic -A Milosevic supporter, resigned.
    (SFC, 3/8/96, p.A12)
1997        Mar 7, In Ecuador the Supreme Court charged Bucaram with corruption, embezzlement, nepotism and influence peddling. When ousted Pres. Abdala Bucaram abandoned the presidential palace in Feb., he walked out with 11 burlap bags allegedly stuffed with $3 million.
    (SFC, 3/10/97, p.A9)

 1998        Mar 7, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, speaking in Rome, said the United States wouldn't tolerate any more violence in Kosovo, which she blamed on Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
    (AP, 3/7/99)

1999        Mar 7, Movie director Stanley Kubrick, whose films included "Dr. Strangelove," "A Clockwork Orange" and "2001: A Space Odyssey," died in Hertfordshire, England, at age 70.
    (SFC, 3/8/99, p.A1)(AP, 3/7/00)
1999        Mar 7, In Austrian state elections the anti-immigration Freedom Party of Joerg Haider won 42.1% of the vote in Carinthia.
    (SFC, 3/8/99, p.A12)
1999        Mar 7, In El Salvador presidential elections were scheduled. FMLN candidate Facundo Guardado was expected to lose to ARENA candidate Francisco Flores (39). Flores and his Republican National Alliance won with about 52% of the vote.
    (SFC, 3/4/99, p.A12)(SFC, 3/8/99, p.A12)(SFC, 3/9/99, p.B10)
1999        cMar 7, An Antonov 32 Indian air force plane crashed near New Delhi airport killing all 18 onboard and 3 people on the ground.
    (WSJ, 3/8/99, p.A1)
1999        Mar 7, Ukraine restarted nuclear reactor No. 3 at Chernobyl following repairs that began Dec 15.
    (SFC, 3/8/99, p.A16)

2000        Mar 7, In Super Tuesday primaries Republican George W. Bush won 8 states to 4 for John McCain. Vice Pres. Gore won 14 states with none for Bill Bradley.
    (SFC, 3/8/00, p.A1)
2000        Mar 7, The DJIA fell 374 points in its 4th largest decline ever. The Nasdaq composite crossed the five-thousand mark for the first time before retreating.
    (SFC, 3/8/00, p.A19)(AP, 3/7/01)
2000        Mar 7, In Baltimore Joseph C. Palczynski shot and killed 3 people following a breakup with a girlfriend. The next night he killed another woman and wounded a 2-year-old boy during an attempted carjacking. On Mar 17 Palczynski took 3 hostages and held off police for 3 days. He was fatally shot by police on Mar 21.
    (SFC, 3/10/00, p.D3)(SFC, 3/20/00, p.A3)(SFC, 3/22/00, p.A3)
2000        Mar 7, Country singer Frank “Pee Wee” King died in Louisville, Kentucky, at age 86.
    (AP, 3/7/01)
2000        Mar 7, William Donald Hamilton, an English evolutionary biologist, died. In 2013 Ullica Segerstrale authored “Nature’s Oracle: The Life and Work of W.D. Hamilton.”
    (Econ, 3/16/13, p.85)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._D._Hamilton)
2000        Mar 7, In Kosovo 24 civilians and 16 French peacekeepers were wounded in a street battle that escalated from a fight between a Serb and Albanian in Mitrovica.
    (WSJ, 3/8/00, p.A1)

2001        Mar 7, Pres. Bush met with South Korea’s Pres. Kim Dae Jung and said he did not plan to resume talks with North Korea.
    (WSJ, 3/8/01, p.A1)
2001        Mar 7, United States census 2000 results showed that the Hispanic population at 35.3 million, just above the 34.7 million African Americans.
    (SFC, 3/8/01, p.A1)
2001        Mar 7, It was reported that Bogota, Colombia, Mayor Antanas Mockus called on women to take a night out and leave men at home to do the chores.
    (SFC, 3/7/01, p.A9)
2001        Mar 7, In Congo soldiers killed some of the 11 Lebanese nationals detained in the aftermath of the Kabila assassination.
    (SFC, 3/8/01, p.A16)
2001        Mar 7, In Israel Ariel Sharon took office as the nation’s 11th Prime Minister. He insisted that Palestinians must reduce violence before he would resume negotiations for peace.
    (SFC, 3/7/01, p.A9)(SFC, 3/8/01, p.A12)
2001        Mar 7, The UN Security Council imposed an embargo on Liberia’s trade in weapons and diamonds in an effort to halt arms to rebels in Sierra Leone.
    (SFC, 3/8/01, p.A13)
2001        Mar 7, In Russia an avalanche on a Siberian highway in the Yermakov district buried some 200 people. At least 2 people died.
    (SFC, 3/8/01, p.A16)
2001        Mar 7, In Serbia NATO soldiers moved into the Kosovo village of Mijak to stem the flow of arms to Albanian guerrillas in Macedonia.
    (SFC, 3/8/01, p.A12)
2001        Mar 7, Pres. Mugabe of Zimbabwe left Europe after meetings in France and Belgium over the 11,000 troops he has stationed in Congo.
    (SFC, 3/9/01, p.D3)

2002        Mar 7, The US House passed 417-3 a bill cutting taxes and extending unemployment benefits.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2002        Mar 7, Brazil’s 4-party coalition collapsed with the pullout of the Liberal Front Party. Roseana Sarney (40), Gov. of Maranhao state and PFL presidential candidate, was involved in a scandal over a consulting firm she owned with her husband. Sarney called the government investigation a witch-hunt. Her presidential bid was killed when images of half a million dollars in banknotes, found at her husband’s office, were broadcast on television.
    (SFC, 3/8/02, p.A13)(SFC, 3/9/02, p.A7)(Econ, 2/27/10, p.43)
2002        Mar 7, In Burma Aye Zaw Win (54) and 3 adult sons, 4 relatives of former dictator Ne Win, were arrested and some military officers were dismissed for planning a coup. Later Ne Win and his daughter were put under house arrest. Aye Zaw Win and his 3 sons were convicted and sentenced to death Sep 26.
    (SSFC, 3/10/02, p.A15)(SFC, 3/19/02, p.A7)(SFC, 9/27/02, p.A11)
2002        Mar 7, In India the death toll from Hindu-Muslim violence in the region climbed to 665, and was expected to climb if construction begins Mar 15 on a Hindu temple in Ayodha.
    (WSJ, 3/8/02, p.A1)
2002        Mar 7, Irish voters narrowly rejected an abortion proposal that would have tightened a near total ban.
    (SFC, 3/8/02, p.A14)
2002        Mar 7, Venezuela sent some 2,000 troops to its border with Colombia to block fleeing rebels.
    (WSJ, 3/8/02, p.A1)

2003      Mar 7, The US and its allies moved to set March 17 as the final deadline for Saddam Hussein to prove he has given up his weapons of mass destruction.
    (AP, 3/8/03)(SFC, 3/8/03, p.A1)
2003      Mar 7, Pres. Bush invoked economic sanctions against Pres. Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and dozens of officials of his government on grounds they undermined the country's democratic institutions.
    (AP, 3/7/03)
2003      Mar 7, The US Labor Dept. reported that US jobs fell 308,000 in Feb.
    (SFC, 3/8/03, p.A1)
2003        Mar 7, Virtually every musical on Broadway shut down as musicians went on strike, and actors and stagehands said they wouldn't cross their picket lines; the walkout lasted four days.
    (SFC, 3/8/03, p.A3)(AP, 3/7/04)
2003      Mar 7, Kazem al-Sahir (41), Iraqi pop singer with over 30 million records sold, scheduled a benefit concert at the Berkeley Community Theater. His US tour was set to raise medical and school supplies for Iraqi children.
    (SSFC, 3/2/03, A28)(SFC, 3/6/03, p.F1)
2003        Mar 7, Jose Marcio Ayres (49), Brazilian biologist and senior Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) biologist, died in NYC. In 1996 he set up the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve to protect a 4,300 square-mile area of the Amazon rain forest.
    (Econ, 6/19/04, p.77)
2003      Mar 7, International officials froze assets linked to top Bosnian-Serb war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic. A panel of Bosnian and int'l. judges ordered Bosnia's Serb Republic to pay $2.25 million in compensation for the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica.
    (AP, 3/7/03)(SFC, 3/8/03, p.A7)
2003        Mar 7, In Bulgaria Ilya Pavlov, owner of the energy and tourism-related company Multigroup and Bulgaria's richest man, was killed by a sniper in Sofia. Pavlov, a former wrestler, was instrumental in the demise of the Kremikovtzi steel plant.
    (AP, 10/26/05)(http://tinyurl.com/hju8l)(WSJ, 8/4/08, p.A8)
2003      Mar 7, Heavy snow set off avalanches along the cease-fire line dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, killing at least 17 people, mostly soldiers, and stranding hundreds.
    (AP, 3/7/03)
2003      Mar 7, Nai Shwe Kyin (90), a veteran guerrilla leader from Myanmar's Mon ethnic minority, died. He founded the Mon Freedom League in 1947. He also helped found the Mon People's Front in 1952 and the New Mon State Party in 1958. The party signed a cease-fire agreement with Myanmar's military government in 1995.
    (AP, 3/8/03)
2003      Mar 7, In Nigeria the "Oba," or king, of Lagos Island, Adeyinka Oyekan II (92), died. Ritual human sacrifice was feared and a week of mourning left streets deserted.
    (AP, 3/14/03)
2003      Mar 7, Pakistan's Baluchistan provincial home minister said that two sons of Osama bin Laden, Saad and Hamza bin Laden, were arrested in southwestern Afghanistan. The report was later proved false.
    (AP, 3/7/03)
2003      Mar 7, Mohamed ElBaradei, UN chief nuclear weapons inspector, expressed frustration at the quality of US information on Iraqi weapons and charged that some documents may have been faked.
    (SFC, 3/8/03, p.A11)

2004        Mar 7, An investiture ceremony was held in Concord, N.H., for V. Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop.
    (AP, 3/7/05)
2004        Mar 7, Seattle's mayor said the city will begin recognizing the marriages of gay employees who tie the knot elsewhere, although it will not conduct its own same-sex weddings.
    (AP, 3/8/04)
2004        Mar 7, Paul Winfield (62), an Academy Award-nominated actor who was known for his versatility in stage, film and television roles, died of a heart attack.
    (AP, 3/9/04)
2004        Mar 7, In Austria Joerg Haider Haider's Freedom Party won 42.4 percent of the vote, compared to just over 38 percent for the rival Socialists in Carinthia province.
    (AP, 3/8/04)
2004        Mar 7, in China's Muslim Xinjiang region the No. 2 Mine of the Hami Coal Co. flooded. 25 managed to escape while rescuers worked desperately to save survivors. Rescue workers saved 15 coal miners trapped in a flooded shaft, but seven miners were still missing.
    (AP, 3/8/04)
2004        Mar 7, In Greece Costas Karamanlis (47) led the New Democracy party over former Foreign Minister George Papandreou's Socialists 45.4 percent to 40.6 percent. The result gave New Democracy 165 seats in the 300-member parliament. The Socialists (Pasok) received 117 seats, Greece's Communist Party got 12 and the Coalition of the Radical Left won six.
    (AP, 3/8/04)(Econ, 3/13/04, p.51)
2004        Mar 7, In Haiti U.S. Marines shot and killed one of the gunmen who fired at a huge demonstration of protesters celebrating the flight from Haiti of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. That raised the toll to six dead and more than 30 injured in the protest.
    (AP, 3/8/04)
2004        Mar 7, In Iraq insurgents in a car fired rocket-propelled grenades at a police station in Mosul, and two Iraqi civilians were killed.
    (AP, 3/7/04)
2004        Mar 7, Israeli troops traded heavy gunfire with Palestinians in a raid near Bureij Refugee Camp, killing 14 Palestinians. Among the dead were 11 militants and three boys between the ages of 8 and 15, and 81 people were wounded.
    (AP, 3/7/04)(AP, 3/8/04)
2004        Mar 7, In central Japan a helicopter chartered by a TV news station crashed while filming a highway accident, killing all four aboard,
    (AP, 3/7/04)
2004        Mar 7, The Samson, a ferry carrying 113 people, vanished after it was caught in a cyclone as it sailed between the Indian Ocean islands of Comoros and Madagascar. There were 2 survivors. The drownings brought the death toll from Cyclone Gafilo to 154.
    (AP, 3/10/04)(AP, 3/11/04)
2004        Mar 7, Zimbabwean authorities seized a US-registered cargo plane at Harare carrying 64 "suspected mercenaries" and military equipment. Equatorial Guinea later said the men were mercenaries from South Africa en route to stage a coup. Twenty South Africans, 18 Namibians, 23 Angolans, two Congolese and one Zimbabwean carrying a South African passport were arrested when their aging Boeing 727 was impounded. Another 15 suspects were arrested in Equatorial Guinea the next day. In 2006 Adam Roberts authored “The Wonga Coup,” an account of the attempted coup.
    (AP, 3/8/04)(WSJ, 3/10/04, p.A1)(AP, 3/10/04)(WSJ, 7/26/06, p.D11)

2005        Mar 7, President Bush named John R. Bolton (56), undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, as US ambassador to the UN.
    (AP, 3/8/05)(SFC, 3/8/05, p.A10)
2005        Mar 7, Sony Corp. picked Sir Howard Stringer (63), Welsh-born head of its US operations, to replace chairman and CEO Nobuyuki Idei.
    (WSJ, 3/7/05, p.A1)
2005        Mar 7, United Defense Industries, maker of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, agreed to merge with British defense firm BAE Systems in a $4 billion deal.
    (SFC, 3/8/05, p.D1)
2005        Mar 7, China said it will keep controversial exchange-rate controls and hold down industrial investment this year as it tries to rein in surging growth and restrain inflation.
    (AP, 3/7/05)
2005        Mar 7, An international human rights group said militiamen and renegade soldiers have raped and beaten tens of thousands of women and young girls in eastern Congo, and nearly all the crimes have gone unpunished by the country's broken judicial system.
    (AP, 3/7/05)
2005        Mar 7, In the Dominican Republic rival gangs fighting for control of a provincial prison set pillows and sheets ablaze, starting a fire that killed 136 inmates after rescuers were thwarted by a jammed entrance.
    (AP, 3/11/05)
2005        Mar 7, It was reported that Indonesia’s army had killed 30 Aceh separatists over the past week.
    (WSJ, 3/7/05, p.A1)
2005        Mar 7, In Iraq guerrillas launched a series of attacks that left 33 people dead and dozens wounded.
    (AP, 3/7/05)(SFC, 3/8/05, p.A10)
2005        Mar 7, The presidents of Lebanon and Syria announced that Syrian forces will pull back to Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley by March 31, but a complete troop withdrawal will be deferred until after later negotiations.
    (AP, 3/7/05)
2005        Mar 7, Authorities said Nigerian police have rescued more than 100 children from child traffickers over the last 3 days, including 56 discovered at a checkpoint in a frozen food truck.
    (Reuters, 3/7/05)
2005        Mar 7, Officials in South Africa's capital voted to rename the city Tshwane, retaining the name Pretoria for the city center only.
    (AP, 3/7/05)
2005        Mar 7, A Turkish alcohol company ordered the recall of millions of bottles of Turkish liquor as the death toll from a bootleg version of the drink rose to at least 17.
    (AP, 3/7/05)

2006        Mar 7, The Bush administration drew a hard line on Iran, warning of "meaningful consequences" if the Islamic government did not back away from an international confrontation over its disputed nuclear program.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2006        Mar 7-2006 Mar 8, The NYSE under John Thain consummated its purchase of Archipelago Holdings, an electronic trading system partly owned by Goldman Sachs. It began trading as a for-profit public company, NYSE Group Inc., on Mar 8 under the symbol NYX. Thain was formerly employed by Goldman.
    (SFC, 3/7/06, p.C1)(Econ, 5/27/06, p.67)
2006        Mar 7, Gordon Parks (93), black photographer, writer and film director, died in NY. His semi-autobiographical novel “The Learning Tree“became a best seller in 1963. His films included “Shaft” (1971) and “Leadbelly” (1976).
    (SFC, 3/7/06, p.A2)
2006        Mar 7, In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mayor Anibal Ibarra was removed from office over allegations that poor government safety regulation contributed to the death of 194 people in a December 2004 nightclub fire.
    (AP, 3/8/06)
2006        Mar 7, Britain unveiled a new system for screening immigrants. Entry would depend on points accumulated in any one of 5 proposed tiers.
    (Econ, 3/11/06, p.52)
2006        Mar 7, In Colombia the 70-member La Gaitana company of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), handed over 63 weapons and a small aircraft during a ceremony near Alvarado, a town 50 miles west of Bogota. Various of the men who posed as guerrillas later testified that they were not insurgents but rather thieves, indigents and unemployed who were recruited by a jailed former FARC fighter and paid at least $250 each for participating.
    (AP, 3/7/06)(AP, 2/10/12)
2006        Mar 7, Nobel Peace laureate Oscar Arias was declared Costa Rica's president-elect.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2006        Mar 7, In France protesters opposed to a government plan to reduce joblessness by making it easier to fire young workers rallied throughout the country, disrupting airports, schools and the Paris Metro.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, In Varanasi, India, explosions rocked a packed railway station and crowded Hindu temple in Hinduism's holiest city. At least 10 people died in the explosions at the train station, and five were killed in the blast at the temple. Five people died overnight in hospitals. Indian police shot dead Salar, an Islamic militant suspected of links to a triple bombing. He was found with a pistol and 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) of explosives after he was shot on the outskirts of the Uttar Pradesh state capital Lucknow, 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of Varanasi.
    (AP, 3/8/06)(AFP, 3/8/06)
2006        Mar 7, A four-year-old Indonesian boy became the latest suspected human casualty of bird flu as the virus spread in Nigeria and Poland. A Russian virus expert warned that a human pandemic was highly likely and told the government to get ready.
    (AFP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, In central Indonesia a 66-foot-high mountain of sand collapsed onto diggers, killing at least 11 people in Cipatat village near West Java's provincial capital of Bandung.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the IAEA, the UN nuclear agency, to compensate Iran for suspending its nuclear activities since 2003.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, Iraq's president postponed a decision on when to call the new parliament into session after the dominant Shiite alliance requested a delay to resolve a deadlock over the composition of the government. Bombings, gunfire and mortars across Iraq left at least 11 people dead and more than a dozen wounded.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, A US military patrol and Iraqi police discovered 18 bodies, many of them handcuffed and strangled, in an abandoned minibus in Baghdad. Bombings, mortar blasts and gunfire killed 19 people. Police also reported finding four bullet-riddled bodies, two with their eyes gouged out. A US soldier was killed and 4 others wounded by a bomb explosion in Tal Afar. A US Marine was killed by insurgents in Anbar province.
    (AP, 3/8/06)(SFC, 3/9/06, p.A9)
2006        Mar 7, Iraqi forces captured Mohammed Hila Hammad Obeidi, also known as Abu Ayman, the prime suspect in last year's kidnapping of Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena. His capture was not announced until April 6 due to DNA tests to verify his identity.
    (AP, 4/6/06)
2006        Mar 7, The Irish Supreme Court ruled that Brendan "Bik" McFarlane, a legendary Irish Republican Army figure who in 1983 oversaw the biggest prison breakout in British history, should stand trial for kidnapping.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, Ehud Olmert, the acting Israeli premier, pledged a drastic cut in spending on Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, Ali Farka Toure (b.1939), a traditional African musician who won two Grammy Awards, died in his home in Bamako, Mali, after a long illness.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, Malaysia said it has lifted a ban on US beef imports in place for more than two years, to make up for a shortage after it restricted access to Australian and New Zealand beef.
    (AFP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, More than 20,000 union workers marched in downtown Mexico City, accusing the government of meddling in the affairs of the national miners union by seeking to oust its leader.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, In Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, heavily armed assailants killed a state police chief and an officer and wounded two more officers in a brazen midmorning ambush.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, Hundreds of communist rebels attacked security bases overnight and bombed government buildings in eastern Nepal, sparking battles that left at least 13 people dead.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, The World Bank announced a $42 million grant to the Palestinian Authority, which was plunged into a financial crisis by a drop in revenues after the Islamic militant group Hamas won Palestinian parliament elections in January.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, In Sweden masked gunmen crashed through an airport fence at the Landvetter airport outside Goteborg, held up luggage handlers unloading crates of foreign currency from an airliner, and left behind a suspicious package that looked like a bomb.
    (AP, 3/7/06)
2006        Mar 7, Venezuela's solidly pro-Chavez National Assembly gave final approval to changes in the flag proposed by the socialist president: an eighth star and a turnabout of the horse that until now has galloped to the right.
    (AP, 3/8/06)

2007        Mar 7, At least two people woke on their way to becoming millionaires. Someone bought a winning ticket for the record $370 million Mega Millions jackpot in Dalton, Ga., and another winning ticket was purchased in Woodbine, N.J. Ed Nabors (52), a Georgia truck driver, stepped forward to claim half of a $390 million jackpot, the richest lottery prize in US history. He elected to take his winnings in a lump sum instead of annual installments, and will get over $80 million after taxes.
    (AP, 3/7/07)(AP, 3/8/07)
2007        Mar 7, Sex offender John Evander Couey was found guilty in Miami of kidnapping, raping and murdering 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford, who was buried alive.
    (AP, 3/7/08)
2007        Mar 7, In NYC 9 people, including 8 children, died inside their burning Bronx house. Another child died the next day.
    (AP, 3/8/07)(SFC, 3/9/07, p.A8)(SSFC, 3/11/07, p.A2)(AP, 3/7/08)
2007        Mar 7, In Afghanistan NATO forces fought Taliban militants in the second day of the alliance's largest-ever offensive. Mullah Abdul Qassim, a top Taliban commander in Helmand province told The Associated Press that his group has 4,000 fighters bracing to rebuff NATO's largest-ever offensive in southern Afghanistan. Suicide bombers are ready, land mines have been planted and helicopters will be targeted.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, Britain’s House of Commons voted 337-224 to introduce elections to the House of Lords.
    (SFC, 3/8/07, p.A3)
2007        Mar 7, In China a government directive said all pet dogs will be killed in a district of the southwestern city of Chongqing as part of an anti-rabies campaign. Residents of the city's Wanzhou district had until March 15 to hand over their dogs.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, Ecuador’s highest electoral court voted to dismiss 57 congressmen for allegedly interfering with a referendum on whether to rewrite the constitution, in an escalating fight over Ecuador's charter.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, In France a new law took effect that makes it a crime for anyone, who is not a professional journalist, to film real-world violence and distribute the images on the Internet. Critics call it a clumsy effort by authorities to battle "happy slapping," the youth fad of filming violent acts, which most often they have provoked, and spreading the images on the Web or between mobile phones.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, A packed Garuda Indonesia jetliner crash-landed and erupted in flames at Yogyakarta airport, killing 22 people trapped inside the burning wreckage. More than 115 others escaped through emergency exits as black smoke billowed behind them.
    (AP, 3/7/07)(Econ, 3/10/07, p.40)
2007        Mar 7, In Iraq at least 11 Shiite pilgrims were killed by bombs and gunfire as they streamed toward a Muslim shrine ahead of a weekend holiday. Three American soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb. An Iraqi TV cameraman working for a privately owned Shiite station was among 22 people killed in a car bombing at a police checkpoint in south Baghdad. A suspected financier of insurgents was captured in Kirkuk province. A suicide attacker blew himself up in a cafe northeast of Baghdad, killing 30 people.
    (AP, 3/7/07)(AP, 3/8/07)(AP, 3/11/07)(AP, 3/7/08)
2007        Mar 7, In Indian-controlled Kashmir cable operators said 4 foreign television channels have been pulled from the air after Islamic militant groups demanded cable companies stop airing "obscene" shows.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, Israeli troops raided the Palestinian military headquarters in Ramallah and arrested 18 fugitives who had sought shelter there.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, The Israeli air force unveiled its newest unmanned aircraft, saying the plane can fly longer, faster and higher than any other surveillance aircraft.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, A Nigerian court cleared Vice President Atiku Abubakar to take part in next month's presidential poll, overturning a decision by the electoral commission to disqualify him.
    (AFP, 3/8/07)
2007        Mar 7, North Korea reported that it has slaughtered hundreds of cows and pigs after an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. The report said the sickened cows had been imported from Tieling, China.
    (AP, 3/8/07)
2007        Mar 7, In Pakistan senior officials from India and Pakistan wrapped up the first meeting of a joint panel on counterterrorism set up in September under a peace process begun in 2004. They pledged to share information and help each other prevent terrorism. In southwestern Pakistan a bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded near a vehicle carrying pro-government tribal elders, killing one of them and wounding 12 others.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, Russian nuclear energy officials hosted an Iranian delegation for talks on the construction of a Russian-built plant that has fallen behind schedule because of what Moscow said were delays in payments by Tehran.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, In Russia Vladimir Nikolayev, the mayor of Vladivostok, was ordered arrested amid a criminal investigation into suspect land deals and embezzlement in the latest bout of corruption to hit the long-troubled port.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, In Somalia a gunman shot dead two policemen south of Mogadishu, close to the airport where hundreds of African Union peacekeepers have begun deploying.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, Han Myung-sook, South Korea's prime minister, stepped down saying she would think about running for the nation's top job. Han was the first woman to hold the government's No. 2 position, although the job is largely ceremonial in a country where power is concentrated around the president.
    (AP, 3/6/07)
2007        Mar 7, In Timor-Leste a three-judge panel found Rogerio Lobato, a former interior minister, guilty of fueling violence a year ago that ultimately led to the downfall of the government and sentenced him to 7 1/2 years in prison.
    (AP, 3/7/07)
2007        Mar 7, Turk Telekom blocked access to Google's YouTube video-sharing site after a court ruling over videos deemed insulting to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.
    (AP, 3/7/07)

2008        Mar 7, Pres. Bush called an impromptu new conference to calm fears following news of a 63,000 job loss nationwide in February. The January job loss was 22,000. The Federal Reserve said it plans to make $100 billion available to banks in March to ease the credit crises.
    (SFC, 3/8/08, p.C1)
2008        Mar 7, US Congressman questioned ex-corporate CEOs on executive compensation as their companies lost billions in the subprime debacle.
    (SFC, 3/8/08, p.C1)(WSJ, 3/8/08, p.A3)
2008        Mar 7, The IRS said it will spend nearly $42 million on letters alerting taxpayers to coming rebates.
    (WSJ, 3/8/08, p.A1)
2008        Mar 7, Texas oilman David Chalmers was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to Iraq in connection with the UN oil-for-food program.
    (AP, 3/8/08)
2008        Mar 7, David Gale (b.1921), UC mathematician, died. In 1962 he and UCLA Prof. Lloyd Shapley proposed a solution to the “stable marriage problem.” The paper proved a fertile contribution to real cases of “two-sided matching.”
    (WSJ, 3/28/08, p.A6)
2008        Mar 7, Algerian authorities seized 2 tons of cannabis on the border with Morocco. 2 more tons were seized Mar 3. The total was valued at around 4 million euros.
    (AP, 3/9/08)
2008        Mar 7, Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a protest ship harassing Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, said he was shot in a high-seas clash and his crew members pelted with flash grenades, injuring one. Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith and Japanese officials insisted only warning devices were fired.
    (AFP, 3/7/08)
2008        Mar 7, Australian officials said police have rescued 10 South Korean women who were forced to work in a Sydney brothel by a sex slavery syndicate that lured them to Australia with promises of legitimate jobs.
    (AP, 3/7/08)
2008        Mar 7, The Belarusian Foreign Ministry said it has demanded that the US ambassador leave the country and recalled its ambassador in the US over Washington's economic sanctions against the ex-Soviet nation.
    (AP, 3/7/08)
2008        Mar 7, Francis Pym (86), former Northern Ireland secretary (1973-74) under Edward Heath, died after a long illness. He also served as former PM Margaret Thatcher’s foreign secretary during the Falklands War (1982) but was fired in 1983 and became a Thatcher antagonist.
    (AP, 3/8/08)
2008        Mar 7, A flight crew prevented an apparent attempt to crash a China Southern flight from Urumqi. Officials later said a Uighur woman attempted to start a fire on board the flight to Beijing. No passengers were injured. In northern Hebei province 10 people were killed in a collision between a bus and a truck loaded with coal.
    (AP, 3/9/08)(AP, 3/7/08)(Econ, 3/22/08, p.29)
2008        Mar 7, At a summit in the Dominican Republic the presidents of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador agreed to end a bitter dispute triggered by a Colombian cross-border raid with testy handshakes and an apology.
    (AP, 3/8/08)
2008        Mar 7, An official said Egypt is building a 13-foot high concrete and rock wall interspersed with watch towers along its narrow boundary with the Gaza Strip to prevent Hamas militants from breaching the border.
    (AP, 3/7/08)
2008        Mar 7, Bombings in the northern city of Mosul killed at least 4 people and wounded 46. Twin bombings in the central part of the city killed one person and injured 14 others. An American soldier was killed during an operation in Diyala province.
    (AP, 3/7/08)(AP, 3/8/08)
2008        Mar 7, Mexican soldiers seized assault rifles, grenades, marijuana and bulletproof vests bearing police insignia after a brief shootout in the border city of Tijuana. Police commander Ricardo Rodriguez was shot dead in a city plaza by gunmen who opened fire with assault rifles from a moving car.
    (AP, 3/7/08)
2008        Mar 7, Both of Spain's major political parties called off all election campaigning nationwide after Isaias Carrasco, a former city councilman, was shot dead in the Basque region just two days before general elections.
    (AP, 3/7/08)
2008        Mar 7, Suspected Kurdish rebels killed a civilian and took another hostage in a southern Turkish province near the border with Syria.
    (AP, 3/7/08)

2009        Mar 7, President Barack Obama promised to do "all that's necessary" to boost the economy and warned, in an opening shot at critics of his budget proposals, that the country had tough choices ahead.
    (Reuters, 3/7/09)
2009        Mar 7, SF Bay Area police completed a 2-day sweep arresting at least 42 people, all alleged member of the so-called “Taliban” gang.
    (SSFC, 3/8/09, p.A1)
2009        Mar 7, A widow in western Afghanistan burned herself alive in what relatives called a desperate move to escape her miserably poor life.
    (AP, 3/8/09)
2009        Mar 7, In Algeria 2 people were killed and five others wounded in an attack on the barracks of security forces at Tadmait near Tizi Ouzou east of the capital.
    (AP, 3/7/09)
2009        Mar 7, The British government said it will take a majority stake in Lloyds Banking Group and guarantee toxic assets, leaving only two major British banks outside the state's control.
    (AFP, 3/7/09)
2009        Mar 7, In France a commuter train slammed into a group of football fans who were walking on railway tracks in a Paris suburb, killing two youths and injuring 11 people.
    (AFP, 3/8/09)
2009        Mar 7, Iraq's PM Nouri al-Maliki called for an end to the practice of distributing top government jobs along religious and ethnic lines, saying the system leads to weakness and mismanagement.
    (AP, 3/7/09)
2009        Mar 7, Suspected IRA dissidents opened fire on British troops and pizza delivery men at the entrance to Massereene army barracks in Antrim, west of Belfast, killing two soldiers and wounding four other people. The attackers fired on Mark Quinsey (23) and Patrick Azimkar (21) again as they lay wounded on the ground. A week later 3 men were arrested over the killings. On March 27 Colin Duffy (41), a prominent dissident republican, was remanded in custody after being charged with the murders of the two British soldiers. He was linked to the soldiers' murder by DNA evidence. On April 2 police arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of gunning down the two British soldiers. On Jan 20, 2012, Brian Shivers (46) was found guilty of the shooting and sentenced to at least 25 years in prison. Colin Duffy was cleared. On May 3, 2013, a judge dismissed the forensic evidence against Shivers and ruled he was too feeble to have played a role.
    (AP, 3/8/09)(AFP, 3/14/09)(Econ, 3/14/09, p.59)(AFP, 3/27/09)(AP, 4/2/09)(AFP, 1/20/12)(AP, 2/10/12)(AP, 5/3/13)
2009        Mar 7, In Pakistan Taliban militants reportedly shot down a suspected drone aircraft in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan. In the northwest a bomb-laden car exploded as police tried to pull a body from it, killing 7 police and a bystander. A roadside bombing in Darra Adam Khel killed 3 civilians. A suicide bomber in the Khyber tribal region killed 4 people.
    (AFP, 3/7/09)(AP, 3/7/09)(SSFC, 3/8/09, p.A10)
2009        Mar 7, Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad submitted his resignation, a move that could help pave the way for an elusive power-sharing deal between Palestinian moderates and militants.
    (AP, 3/7/09)
2009        Mar 7, In Sri Lanka more than 100 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in two days of fighting as they tried to break a military stranglehold.
    (AFP, 3/8/09)

2010        Mar 7, In the US Academy Awards the film “The Hurt Locker” triumphed with six prizes and made Kathryn Bigelow the first woman ever to win the directing Oscar. Sandra Bullock won as best actress for "The Blind Side"; Jeff Bridges as best actor for "Crazy Heart"; Mo'Nique as supporting actress for "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' by Sapphire"; and Christoph Waltz as supporting actor for "Inglourious Basterds." The best documentary feature was won by “The Cove,” an examination of a bloody dolphin hunt filmed with hidden cameras in Taiji, Japan.
    (AP, 3/8/10)(SSFC, 3/14/10, p.A4)
2010        Mar 7, Afghan President Hamid Karzai made an unannounced visit to the southern town of Marjah, promising angry elders that he will rebuild the former Taliban stronghold after a big NATO operation. Scores of Islamist militants defected and joined the Afghan government as infighting among rebel groups left dozens dead including civilians. Regional police spokesman Laal Mohammad Ahmadzai said 11 Hezb-i-Islami commanders and 68 of their men in Baghlan province had defected to the government. Over the weekend 3 men in Helmand and Laghman provinces and 2 children in Kandahar were killed in a wave of bomb blasts. 3 NATO service members were killed in attacks, one in the south and two in the east. A roadside bomb blew up a car in the southwestern province of Badghis killing 10 civilians. Another civilian died in a separate bomb blast in the same region.
    (Reuters, 3/7/10)(AFP, 3/7/10)(AP, 3/8/10)
2010        Mar 7, Sir Kenneth Dover (89), a distinguished British historian of Greek culture, died. He gained wider fame by admitting his wish to kill a fellow historian Trevor Aston (d.1985). His books included commentaries on Thucydides, Theocritus and Aristophanes; "Ancient Greek Literature" (1980), "Greek and the Greeks" (1987), "The Greeks and Their Legacy" (1989), "Greek Popular Morality in the Times of Plato and Aristotle" (1994), "The Evolution of Greek Prose Style" (1997) and a popular history, "The Greeks" (1981) written in conjunction with a television series for the British Broadcasting Corp.
    (AP, 3/9/10)
2010        Mar 7, Ethiopia inaugurated a museum in Addis Ababa in memory of the victims of former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam's so-called Red Terror purge which killed tens of thousands in 1977-78.
    (AFP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 7, In Germany police said heavy snowfall over the weekend triggered a deadly avalanche and caused thousands of accidents, leaving at least seven people dead and dozens more injured.
    (AP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 7, Iran announced that it has started a new production line of highly accurate, short range cruise missiles, which would add a new element to the country's already imposing arsenal.
    (AP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 7, Iraq held its 2nd election since the 2003 ouster of Saddam Hussein. 62% of Iraqis voted. Insurgents bombed a polling station and lobbed grenades at voters, killing at least 37 people in 136 attacks aimed at intimidating those taking part in an election that will determine whether the country can overcome the sectarian divisions that have plagued it since the 2003 US-led invasion. PM Nuri al-Maliki, the Shiite who helped ease Iraq's sectarian strife, soon emerged as a front-runner in a parliamentary election.
    (AP, 3/7/10)(AFP, 3/8/10)(SFC, 3/9/10, p.A3)(SFC, 3/11/10, p.A2)
2010        Mar 7, Jamaica said plans to open a music museum next year that officials say will feature rare pieces from the island's music history, such as the sole album that the late reggae star Bob Marley produced before he gained international fame.
    (AP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 7, NATO said it is suspending the training of Kosovo's security troops after a military-style parade that broke the force's agreement to focus only on civil emergencies. An armed honor guard had appeared at a parade on March 5 marking the 12th anniversary of the killing of the leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army.
    (AP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 7, In Nigeria some 500 people, mainly women and children, were allegedly killed in overnight attacks in the three villages of Dogo Nahawa, Ratsat and Zot near the city of Jos. Residents and local rights activists blamed the overnight attack on ethnic Fulani pastoralists. A military spokesman said security forces have arrested 24 people last week accused of stealing crude oil and illegally refining it. Security forces soon detained 95 suspects in the violence.
    (AFP, 3/7/10)(AP, 3/8/10)(AFP, 3/9/10)
2010        Mar 7, A skeptical Palestinian leadership agreed to hold US-mediated peace talks with Israel for four months, effectively ending a 14-month breakdown in communications between the two sides.
    (AP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 7, Philippine marines killed at least seven al-Qaida-linked militants in a raid on a coastal hide-out but failed to capture a Malaysian terror suspect long wanted by Washington.
    (AP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 7, In Thailand some 3,000 supporters of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra demonstrated a week ahead of a crucial mass anti-government protest.
    (AFP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 7, Togo's top opposition party said they have proof that the ruling party committed fraud to win the country's contentious presidential election and that they will show their evidence in court.
    (AP, 3/7/10)
2010        Mar 7, In Yemen Sharif Mobley, an American al-Qaida prisoner receiving treatment in a hospital, attacked guards killing one and wounding another, while trying to escape. He was caught after a chase.
    (AP, 3/7/10)(AP, 3/14/10)

2011        Mar 7, Pres. Obama cleared the way for new military trials for suspected terrorists at the Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    (SFC, 3/8/11, p.A5)
2011        Mar 7, A US federal judge extended his temporary order banning collection of an $18 billion judgment by the courts in Ecuador against Chevron, saying the oil company could face irreparable harm because it appeared that lawyers for Ecuadoreans who sued over rainforest contamination were going to try to quickly collect the award.
    (AP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, In Afghanistan a roadside bomb in Jalalabad killed two policemen and wounded another 25 people.
    (AP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, In Algeria thousands of auxiliary police marched across the country to demand a pay raise, breaking through heavy security to reach parliament in a rare mass show of dissent in the tightly controlled country.
    (AFP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, In Bahrain hundreds of members of the Shiite Muslim majority protested outside the US Embassy to appeal for Washington to back their campaign for greater political freedom.
    (AP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, Two Colombian air force helicopters crashed during a training exercise, killing four Colombian soldiers and a Mexican lieutenant participating in the operation.
    (AP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, A long-awaited French corruption trial opened with former President Jacques Chirac (78) as the star defendant. Chirac was accused of embezzlement, breach of trust and conflict of interest, based on allegations linked to his tenure as Paris mayor, before he became president from 1995 to 2007.
    (AP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, French fashion colossus LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton announced that it has agreed to buy Rome-based jeweler Bulgari SpA in a cash-and-shares deal worth euro4.3 billion ($6 billion).
    (AP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, India's Supreme Court ruled that in rare cases a terminally ill patient can be removed from life support, a major shift in a country where such acts have long been illegal. It rejected, however, a plea to end the life of a woman who was brain damaged more than 30 years ago.
    (AP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, In the Ivory Coast the government of the democratically elected president confirmed that rebels allied with their leader had seized control of a nearly 30-mile corridor along the country's border with Liberia following an intense weekend battle.
    (AP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, Japan's health ministry halted the use of vaccines made by Pfizer Inc and Sanofi-Aventis SA that prevent meningitis and pneumonia following the recent deaths of four children. The deaths happened between March 2 and March 4.
    (Reuters, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, Ten Japanese companies said they plan to install electric vehicle chargers at the sites of beverage vending machines across Japan in a cost-cutting tie-up.
    (AFP, 3/7/11) 
2011        Mar 7, Libyan warplanes launched fresh airstrikes on rebel positions around Ras Lanouf, a key oil port, trying to block the opposition fighters from advancing toward Moammar Gadhafi's stronghold in the capital, Tripoli. Pro-Gaddafi security forces bombarded the city of Zawiya from the east and west.
    (Reuters, 3/7/11)(AFP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, In Mexico Marisol Valles Garcia (20), recently named police chief of Praxedis G. Guerrero, was fired for apparently abandoning her post after receiving death threats. Gunbattles between rival gangs killed 18 people in the northeastern town of Abasolo, Tamaulipas state.
    (AP, 3/7/11)(AP, 3/8/11)
2011        Mar 7, In Mexico assailants in Chilpancingo, capital of Guerrero state, doused three government offices with gasoline and set them ablaze. The fire destroyed documents and computer equipment at offices of the health department, the interior department and a federal government health insurance program.
    (AP, 3/8/11)
2011        Mar 7, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas travelled to Britain for a one-day visit to discuss the stalled peace process with Israel.
    (AFP, 3/7/11)
2011        Mar 7, In Puerto Rico a jury convicted Sen. Hector Martinez and island businessman Juan Bravo Fernandez, who owns one of the island's largest security companies, of bribery in a high-profile trial that featured allegations the lawmaker accepted a trip to Las Vegas to see a boxing match in exchange for political favors.
    (AP, 3/7/11)(AP, 3/8/11)
2011        Mar 7, Somali President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed claimed victory over the insurgents, and he called for the "final elimination" of al-Shabab, though it was far from clear that the militants have been defeated.
    (AP, 3/8/11)
2011        Mar 7, Spanish drivers slowed down under a new speed limit designed to reduce energy use, angering some motorists but pleasing others who say every euro saved helps a nation slammed by Libya's oil chaos and Europe's financial crisis.
    (AP, 3/7/11) 
2011        Mar 7, Syrian authorities released Haitham al-Maleh (80), a leading lawyer and human rights activist, just hours after President Bashar Assad issued an amnesty for older prisoners and others convicted of minor crimes.
    (AP, 3/8/11)
2011        Mar 7, In Yemen about 2,000 inmates staged a riot at a prison in the Sanaa after taking a dozen guards hostage and joined calls by anti-government protesters for the country's president to step down. In the southern port city of Aden a young protester was critically wounded by a bullet to the head during a rally. 25 protesters were arrested.
    (AP, 3/8/11)
2011        Mar 7, A Zimbabwean court freed 38 of 46 people, arrested on Feb 19, who were charged with plotting an Egypt-style uprising against the country's longtime ruler. A magistrate ordered 8 others to face treason charges later this month.
    (AFP, 3/7/11)

2012        Mar 7, Apple unveiled a third-generation iPad enhanced with features aimed at keeping it on top of the booming tablet computer market. The new iPad will go on sale March 16 in Canada, France, Germany and the United States at $499, the same price as the previous models, for the most basic iPad featuring wireless connectivity only.
    (AFP, 3/8/12)
2012        Mar 7, In Afghanistan 6 British soldiers were killed when a massive explosion hit their armored vehicle, taking the British toll in the war against Taliban insurgents to more than 400. In Uruzgan province 9 policemen were killed by Taliban insurgents after a checkpoint guard allowed them to enter a sleeping area.
    (AFP, 3/7/12)(SFC, 3/9/12, p.A3)
2012        Mar 7, In Colombia an accident at a small coal mine, named "El Desespero" (Desperation), killed at least four miners and five others were still missing.
    (AP, 3/8/12)
2012        Mar 7, In Egypt the Cairo Criminal Court acquitted policeman Mohammed Abdel-Moneim, who was sentenced to death for shooting 20 protesters on Jan. 28 last year in front of a Cairo police station. The court did not give reasons for its ruling.
    (AP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 7, Indian police said they had arrested Syed Mohammed Kazmi (50), an Indian journalist working for an Iranian media organization in connection with a bomb attack last month targeting an Israeli diplomat.
    (AP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 7, Iran's state media said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered the creation of an Internet oversight agency that includes top military and political figures in the country's boldest attempt to control the web.
    (AP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 7, Iranian media reported that Ali Shakouri-Rad, a ranking member of the Islamic Iran Participation Front, former lawmaker and a leading reformist from a banned political party has been sentenced to four years in prison for allegedly spreading anti-regime propaganda.
    (AFP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 7, In northern Iraq 2 bombs exploded in swift succession killing 13 people near a crowded restaurant in Tal Afar. Separate car bombings in Baghdad killed four people and wounded 14 in a Sunni area of the capital.
    (AP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 7, Libyan leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said he would defend national unity "with force" if necessary, after tribal leaders and a political faction declared autonomy for an eastern region.
    (AFP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 7, In northern Nigeria gunmen attacked a police station and two banks, killing at least four policemen, amid a wave of violence blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram. A raid was conducted in the northern city of Zaria leading to the arrest of Abu Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the kidnapping of a Briton and an Italian, and five others.
    (AFP, 3/8/12)(AFP, 3/14/12)
2012        Mar 7, Qatar’s official QNA news agency reported that the government has promised to invest $2 billion in Sudan, as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the gas-rich state.
    (AFP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 7, In South Africa tens of thousands of protesters marched through 32 towns and cities in a protest by the powerful Cosatu labor body, the latest sign of tensions within the ANC-led government.
    (AFP, 3/7/12)
2012        Mar 7, UN's humanitarian chief Valerie Amos arrived in Syria to try to secure aid for battered protest cities, as tanks and troops headed for a rebel bastion in Idlib. Syria's deputy oil minister, Abdo Husameldin, defected to Turkey. His online video emerged the next day, making him the highest ranking civilian official to abandon the regime since the uprising against President Bashar Assad erupted a year ago.
    (AFP, 3/7/12)(AP, 3/8/12)(Econ, 3/10/12, p.60)

2013        Mar 7, A US federal judge ruled unconstitutional a 2011 Idaho law that prohibited abortions after 20 weeks.
    (SFC, 3/8/13, p.A6)
2013        Mar 7, In Bangladesh over 100 people were reported killed over the last 3 days by law enforcement agencies under the pretext of controlling violence.
    (Econ, 3/9/13, p.49)
2013        Mar 7, British stock market trader Paul Milsom was sentenced to two years in jail, the first sentence to come out of the Financial Services Authority's (FSA) biggest investigation into insider dealing. Milsom, who was a senior equities trader at the investment arm of life insurer Legal & General, was also ordered to pay 245,000 pounds, the total profit he made from insider trading.
    (AP, 3/7/13)
2013        Mar 7, Coalfield Resources said Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire, Britain's largest coal mine, will close permanently with the loss of at least 550 jobs due to a fire that has burned ferociously for two weeks.
    (AP, 3/7/13)
2013        Mar 7, Chinese officials castigated the Tibetan Kirti monastery, at the center of a wave of self-immolations, saying it has been inciting the fiery protests. They also indicated that authorities will not relax controls over the region.
    (AP, 3/7/13)
2013        Mar 7, Egyptian policemen protested for a 4th day in several cities across the country, refusing orders to work and accusing officials of trying to politicize the force.
    (AP, 3/7/13)(SFC, 3/8/13, p.A2)
2013        Mar 7, Iraq's parliament approved a $118.6 billion national budget after months of wrangling over how much should be allocated to foreign oil companies working in the country's self-ruled northern Kurdish region. Police and health officials said six people were killed and 10 others were wounded in attacks across Iraq.
    (AP, 3/7/13)
2013        Mar 7, A Milan court convicted former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi of breach of confidentiality for the illegal publication of wiretapped conversations related to a failed bank takeover in a newspaper owned by his media empire. His brother, Paolo Berlusconi, was convicted of the same charge and sentenced to two years and three months.
    (AP, 3/7/13)
2013        Mar 7, Kuwait government-affiliated newspapers reported that activists Sager al-Hashash and Naser al-Daihani were sentenced to two years and one year for Twitter posts offensive to the country's ruler.
    (AP, 3/7/13)
2013        Mar 7, Dozens of Libyan militiamen stormed the headquarters of a private TV network in Tripoli, looting and smashing equipment before abducting staffers. News editor Sulieman Abu-Azza suspected the attack could have been carried out in retaliation to the network's heavy criticism of the unruly militia and its coverage of assaults against the country's National General Congress.
    (AP, 3/7/13)
2013        Mar 7, Malaysian security forces gunned down 31 Filipino intruders in Borneo, the highest number of casualties in a single day since nearly 200 members of a Philippine Muslim clan took over an entire village last month. At least 60 people, including 8 Malaysian police officers, have been killed in the conflict.
    (AP, 3/7/13)(SFC, 3/8/13, p.A2)
2013        Mar 7, A South African police officer allegedly dragged a man from a police vehicle in the second such incident in recent weeks. The officer was later arrested.
    (AP, 3/15/13)
2013        Mar 7, Clashes flared between Syrian troops and rebels close to Israeli-controlled territory in the Golan Heights.
    (AP, 3/7/13)
2013        Mar 7, The UN Security Council voted unanimously for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test. North Korea’s Army Gen. Kang Pyo Yong told a crowd of tens of thousands that North Korea is ready to fire long-range nuclear-armed missiles at Washington.
    (AP, 3/7/13)
2013        Mar 7, Venezuela's acting head of state, VP Nicolas Maduro, said that Hugo Chavez's body would be forever displayed inside a glass tomb at a military museum not far from the presidential palace.
    (AP, 3/8/13)
2013        Mar 7, Zimbabwe wildlife rangers caught put down three lions that killed two people near a suburb in the northern resort town of Kariba. A lioness and two "sub-adult" cubs between two and three years old were baited into traps and given lethal injections using darts.
    (AP, 3/8/13)

2014        Mar 7, In Washington DC the Organization of American States voted to approve a declaration that rejected violence and called for just outcomes for the 21 people the Venezuelan government says have died in weeks of street protests. The OAS also supported the Venezuelan government's attempts to use political dialogue to end the protests. The United States, Panama and Canada voted against the resolution.
    (AP, 3/8/14)
2014        Mar 7, US officials said Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael McClendon, accused of secretly photographing and videotaping a dozen women the US Military Academy at West Point, has agreed to a plea bargain that includes a 33-month sentence, loss of pay, reduction in rank to private and a bad-conduct discharge.
    (SFC, 3/8/14, p.A6)
2014        Mar 7, The US Centers for Disease Control issued an alert after health authorities in the United States reported that at least 19 women in five states had developed serious mycobacterial wound infections over the previous 12 months following cosmetic procedures in the Dominican Republic such as liposuction, tummy tucks and breast implants.
    (AP, 3/31/14)
2014        Mar 7, In Michigan a house covered with stuffed animals and dolls became the latest casualty in a string of suspicious fires at the Heidelberg Project in Detroit.
    (SFC, 3/8/14, p.A6)
2014        Mar 7, In Fort Hood, Texas, Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen, a coordinator of the post’s sexual assault and harassment program, was charged with 21 counts of pandering, conspiracy and maltreatment of a subordinate.
    (SSFC, 3/9/14, p.A9)
2014        Mar 7, In Washington state some 750 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma went on a hunger strike to protest deportations and conditions at the center.
    (SSFC, 3/9/14, p.A9)
2014        Mar 7, Two shipping companies agreed to civil settlements following accusations that they fixed prices of government cargo transportation contracts between the US and Puerto Rico. Sea Star Line LLC agreed to pay $1.9 million and Horizon Lines LLC $1.5 million to settle the cases.
    (AP, 3/8/14)
2014        Mar 7, Online retailer Coupons.com, which took coupon clipping to the Web in 1998, raised $168 million in its IPO and rose 88% to close at $30 per share.
    (SFC, 3/8/14, p.D1)
2014        Mar 7, Hundreds of British lawyers marched on Parliament to protest legal aid cuts. The government planned to reduce the legal aid budget by $360 million a year through 2019.
    (SFC, 3/8/14, p.A2)
2014        Mar 7, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, the cyber arm of Britain's premier defense contractor, published its own research on suspected Russian spyware known as Turla, which it called "snake." The sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.
    (Reuters, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, Chinese authorities allowed the country's first corporate bond default, inflicting losses on small investors in a painful step toward making its financial system more market-oriented.
    (AP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, Congolese warlord Germain Katanga was convicted of being an accessory to war crimes including murder and pillage - only the second conviction in the 12-year history of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Katanga was convicted as an accessory in the attack on Bogoro village in 2003 that left some 200 civilians dead and many women raped and turned into sex slaves.
    (Reuters, 3/7/14)(SFC, 3/8/14, p.A2)
2014        Mar 7, Greek Dr. Costas Kastaniotis (57) was convicted of breaking anti-racism laws for putting up a "Jews not welcome" sign outside his office and given a 16-month suspended sentence. The neurologist denied he was the one to have put up the sign, which was written in German, and said he took it down when it was brought to his attention.
    (AP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, Hundreds of people protested in the streets in Indian-controlled Kashmir over the expulsion of dozens of Kashmiri college students because they cheered for the Pakistani cricket team over India's.
    (AP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, Kenya's president and cabinet agreed to a pay cut as part of austerity measures meant to reduce the government wage bill and free up funds for use in economic development. They called on lawmakers to do the same.
    (Reuters, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, An Indian naval officer was killed and "some" dock workers were injured in a gas leak aboard a yet-to-be commissioned naval ship.
    (AFP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, In Iraq shelling in Fallujah, held by anti-government fighters for more than two months, and a shooting targeting a local official killed seven people.
    (AFP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, Mark Karpeles, head of the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, said 200,000 missing bitcoins, valued at $116 million, were found in old format wallets. Some $378 million of bitcoin currency remained missing.  
    (SFC, 3/22/14, p.C1)
2014        Mar 7, Macedonian police said they have arrested 13 people, including the head of a customs office at the Macedonia-Bulgaria border crossing, on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling designer clothing from Greece and Bulgaria.
    (AP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, A Malaysian court sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail on sodomy charges, overturning a 2012 acquittal and throwing his political career into jeopardy.
    (AP, 3/7/14)(Econ, 3/15/14, p.40)
2014        Mar 7, Malaysia banned an Ultraman comic book because it uses the word "Allah" to describe the Japanese action hero. The Home Ministry said that the Malay-edition of "Ultraman, The Ultra Power" contained elements that can undermine public security and societal morals.
    (AP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, Mozambican PM Alberto Vaquina says attacks by the opposition party and former rebel movement Renamo have displaced more than 6,000 people in the central parts of the country.
    (AP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, Russia rallied support for a Crimean bid to secede from Ukraine, with Russia's top lawmaker assuring her Crimean counterpart that the region would be welcomed as "an absolutely equal subject of the Russian Federation." Russia said that Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) observers, who were barred from Crimea, had failed to obtain "official invitations" from the Crimean authorities.
    (AP, 3/7/14)(AFP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, Saudi Arabia identified the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group along with al-Qaida and two Syrian jihadist groups, warning those who join them or support them they could face five to 30 years in prison.
    (AP, 3/7/14)(AFP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, A diplomatic source said South Africa has expelled three Rwandan diplomats it says were linked to an attack by gunmen this week on the Johannesburg home of an exiled dissident Rwandan general. Rwanda retaliated by ordering out six South African diplomats.
    (Reuters, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, South Africa's under-fire police faced a fresh scandal after footage emerged of uniformed officers punching and kicking a half-naked and unarmed man on a Cape Town street.
    (AFP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, Syrian warplanes pounded an area near the rebel-held town of Yabrud near the Lebanese border.
    (AFP, 3/7/14)
2014        Mar 7, In Thailand 6 suspected drug dealers were shot dead during a firefight with Thai security forces who seized illegal amphetamines in the Mae Sai district of northernmost Chiang Rai province.
    (AFP, 3/8/14)
2014        Mar 7, A Turkish court ordered the release of former army chief Ilker Basbug from a life sentence.
    (Reuters, 3/7/14)

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