March 7 is the 66th day of the year. There are 299 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1862 – American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at the Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
+ 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the "telephone".
+ 1965 – Bloody Sunday: a group of 600 civil rights marchers is brutally attacked by state and local police in Selma, Alabama.
+ 1950 – Franco Harris, American football player and businessman
+ 1952 – Lynn Swann, American football player, sportscaster, and politician
+ 1964 – Wanda Sykes, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter