Today in History, English
Today in History, English

25651March 7Event1987 – Lieyu Massacre: Taiwanese military massacre of 19 unarmed Vietnamese refugees at Donggang, Lieyu, Kinmen.
25652March 7Event1989 – Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses.
25653March 7Event2006 – The terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba coordinates a series of bombings in Varanasi, India.
25654March 7Event2007 – The British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.
25655March 7Event2009 – The Real Irish Republican Army kills two British soldiers and two civilians at Massereene Barracks, the first British military deaths in Northern Ireland since the end of The Troubles.
25656March 7Event2009 – The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, is launched.
25657March 7Event2014 – The opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Paralympics take place in Sochi, Russia.
25658March 7Birth189 – Publius Septimius Geta, Roman emperor (d. 211)
25659March 7Birth1481 – Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter (d. 1537)
25660March 7Birth1507 – Magdalena of Saxony (d. 1534)
25661March 7Birth1556 – Guillaume du Vair, French lawyer and author (d. 1621)
25662March 7Birth1663 – Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1745)
25663March 7Birth1671 – Rob Roy MacGregor, Scottish outlaw (d. 1734)
25664March 7Birth1678 – Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect, designed the Basilica of Superga (d. 1736)
25665March 7Birth1687 – Jean Lebeuf, French historian and author (d. 1760)
25666March 7Birth1693 – Pope Clement XIII (d. 1769)
25667March 7Birth1715 – Ewald Christian von Kleist, German soldier and poet (d. 1759)
25668March 7Birth1715 – Ephraim Williams, English soldier (d. 1755)
25669March 7Birth1723 – Prince Vittorio Amedeo Theodore of Savoy (d. 1725)
25670March 7Birth1730 – Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, French soldier and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1807)
25671March 7Birth1765 – Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor, invented photography (d. 1833)
25672March 7Birth1785 – Alessandro Manzoni, Italian author and poet (d. 1873)
25673March 7Birth1788 – Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist and biochemist (d. 1878)
25674March 7Birth1792 – John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1871)
25675March 7Birth1811 – Increase A. Lapham, American botanist and author (d. 1875)
25676March 7Birth1837 – Henry Draper, American physician and astronomer (d. 1882)
25677March 7Birth1841 – William Rockhill Nelson, American businessman and publisher, founded The Kansas City Star (d. 1915)
25678March 7Birth1849 – Luther Burbank, American botanist and author (d. 1926)
25679March 7Birth1850 – Champ Clark, American lawyer and politician, 41st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1921)
25680March 7Birth1850 – Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Austrian-Czech sociologist and politician, 1st President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1937)

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