Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 7

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This is a list of selected March 7 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 7, 2020 featured article or the March 7, 2020 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Teachers' Day in Albania refimprove
161 – Following the death of emperor Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus agreed to become co-Emperors in an unprecedented arrangement in the Roman Empire. Verus: refimprove section
1799Napoleonic Campaign in Egypt: Napoleon's forces captured Jaffa in what is now Israel, and proceeded to kill more than two thousand Albanian captives. refimprove, short
1827Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand, abducted young heiress Ellen Turner in Cheshire, England, for a forced marriage. no footnotes
1862American Civil War: Union forces engaged Confederate troops in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, fighting to a victory one day later that essentially cemented their control in Missouri. single source
1887 – The North Carolina General Assembly established North Carolina State University, today the largest university in North Carolina, as a land grant institution. refimprove section
1912 – Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen announced that he had successfully reached the South Pole during the Antarctic expedition of 1910–11. refimprove sections; Expedition article featured on December 14
1914Prussian Prince William of Wied began his short reign as sovereign prince of the newly independent state of Albania. unreferenced section (Ancestry)
2009 – The Kepler space telescope, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, was launched. unreferenced section



March 7

José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco, in 1879
José Paranhos

Robert Townsend (d. 1838) · Mochtar Lubis (b. 1922) · Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (b. 1961)

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