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1530King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church

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

1943Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia

1987Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1988Howard Stern's 1st pay-per-view "Underpants & Negligee Party"

1876Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone

161Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.

1955Mary Martin as "Peter Pan" televised

1814Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.

1989Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Minnesota North Stars to the Washington Capitals

March 7th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 7th

1960Joe Carter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, MLB outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

1960Ivan Lendl, Ostrava Czechoslovakia, tennis champion (US Open 1985-87)

1872Piet Mondrian, Amersfoort, Netherlands, Dutch abstract painter (Broadway Boogie Woogie)

1816James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch of the Donnelly family (Black Donnelly massacre)

1970Rachel Weisz, London, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) and fashion model

1956Bryan Cranston, Canoga Park California, American actor (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle)

148Lucilla, Rome, Roman noblewoman (daughter of Marcus Aurelius and sister of Commodus) (between 148-150 AD)

1849Luther Burbank, Lancaster, Mass, horticulturist

March 7th Birthdays
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Notable Deaths on March 7th

1991James "cool papa" Bell, American baseball league great, dies at 87

1999Stanley Kubrick, American film director (b. 1928)

161Antoninus Pius [Titus Aurelius], emperor of Rome (138-61), dies at 74

1274Thomas Aquinas, Italian thelogian/saint, dies at 48

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