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  • Grenoble, France
    Tuesday Mar 7, 1815

    Napoleon

    Here I am. Kill your Emperor, if you wish

    Grenoble, France
    Tuesday Mar 7, 1815

    The 5th Regiment was sent to intercept Napoleon and made contact just south of Grenoble on 7 March 1815. Napoleon approached the regiment alone, dismounted his horse and, when he was within gunshot range, shouted to the soldiers, "Here I am. Kill your Emperor, if you wish". The soldiers quickly responded with, "Vive L'Empereur!". Ney, who had boasted to the restored Bourbon king, Louis XVIII, that he would bring Napoleon to Paris in an iron cage, affectionately kissed his former emperor and forgot his oath of allegiance to the Bourbon monarch. The two then marched together towards Paris with a growing army. The unpopular Louis XVIII fled to Belgium after realizing he had little political support.




  • Poplar Grove, South Africa
    Wednesday Mar 7, 1900

    Second Boer War

    Battle of Poplar Grove

    Poplar Grove, South Africa
    Wednesday Mar 7, 1900

    Battle of Poplar Grove. was an incident on 7 March 1900 during the Second Boer War in South Africa. It followed on from the Relief of Kimberley as the British Army moved to take the Boer capital of Bloemfontein. The Boers were demoralized following the surrender of Piet Cronjé at the Battle of Paardeberg.




  • South Africa
    Friday Mar 7, 1902

    Second Boer War

    Boers attacked the rear guard of Methuen's moving column at Tweebosch

    South Africa
    Friday Mar 7, 1902

    On the morning of 7 March 1902, the Boers attacked the rear guard of Methuen's moving column at Tweebosch. Confusion reigned in British ranks and Methuen was wounded and captured by the Boers.




  • Munich, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 7, 1916

    BMW

    Foundation

    Munich, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 7, 1916

    The company is now known as BMW or Bayerische Motoren Werke. Aircraft engine manufacturer Rapp Motorenwerke became Bayerische Motorenwerke in 1916.




  • Rhineland, Germany
    Thursday Mar 7, 1935

    Adolf Hitler

    The Rhineland

    Rhineland, Germany
    Thursday Mar 7, 1935

    Germany reoccupied the demilitarized zone in the Rhineland in March 1936, in violation of the Versailles Treaty.




  • Aragon, Spain
    Monday Mar 7, 1938

    Spanish Civil War

    Nationalists launched the Aragon Offensive

    Aragon, Spain
    Monday Mar 7, 1938

    On 7 March, Nationalists launched the Aragon Offensive, and by 14 April they had pushed through to the Mediterranean, cutting the Republican-held portion of Spain in two. The Republican government attempted to sue for peace in May, but Franco demanded unconditional surrender, and the war raged on. In July, the Nationalist army pressed southward from Teruel and south along the coast toward the capital of the Republic at Valencia, but was halted in heavy fighting along the XYZ Line, a system of fortifications defending Valencia.




  • Christmas Island
    Saturday Mar 7, 1942

    Christmas Island

    A Japanese Naval Group Shelled The Island

    Christmas Island
    Saturday Mar 7, 1942

    In late February and early March 1942, there were two aerial bombing raids. Shelling from a Japanese naval group on 7 March led the district officer to hoist the white flag. But after the Japanese naval group sailed away, the British officer raised the Union Flag once more.


  • Algeria
    Tuesday Mar 7, 1944

    Algerian War

    Equality of rights was proclaimed

    Algeria
    Tuesday Mar 7, 1944

    After World War II, equality of rights was proclaimed by the Ordonnance of March 7, 1944.


  • Serbia (Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Mar 7, 1945

    Josip Broz Tito

    The provisional government of the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (Demokratska Federativna Jugoslavija, DFY) was assembled in Belgrade

    Serbia (Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Mar 7, 1945

    On 7 March 1945, the provisional government of the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia (Demokratska Federativna Jugoslavija, DFY) was assembled in Belgrade by Josip Broz Tito, while the provisional name allowed for either a republic or monarchy.


  • Selma, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 7, 1965

    Martin Luther King

    Selma voting rights movement

    Selma, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 7, 1965

    Acting on James Bevel's call for a march from Selma to Montgomery, King, Bevel, and the SCLC, in partial collaboration with SNCC, attempted to organize the march to the state's capital. The first attempt to march on March 7, 1965, was aborted because of mob and police violence against the demonstrators. This day has become known as Bloody Sunday and was a major turning point in the effort to gain public support for the civil rights movement.


  • Sükhbaatar Square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Wednesday Mar 7, 1990

    Mongolian Revolution of 1990

    Democratic Union Launched a Hunger Strike

    Sükhbaatar Square, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Wednesday Mar 7, 1990

    On March 7, 1990, on Sükhbaatar Square, Democratic Union launched a hunger strike of ten urging that the communists to resign. Hunger strikers number increased and thousands supported them. Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party(MPRP) (present Mongolian People's Party)'s Politburo – the authority of the government eventually gave way to the pressure and entered into negotiations with the leaders of the democratic movement Mongolian Democratic Union.


  • Russia
    Sunday Mar 7, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Interior Minister Sergei Stepashin called for an invasion of Chechnya

    Russia
    Sunday Mar 7, 1999

    On 7 March 1999, in response to the abduction of General Shpigun, Interior Minister Sergei Stepashin called for an invasion of Chechnya. However, Stepashin's plan was overridden by the prime minister, Yevgeny Primakov.


  • London, England
    Friday Mar 7, 2008

    Margaret Thatcher

    Collapsing at a House of Lords dinner

    London, England
    Friday Mar 7, 2008

    After collapsing at a House of Lords dinner, Thatcher, suffering low blood pressure, was admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in central London on 7 March 2008 for tests.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Mar 7, 2012

    Lionel Messi

    Five goals against Bayer Leverkusen

    Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Mar 7, 2012

    On 7 March, Messi scored five goals in a Champions League last 16-round match against Bayer Leverkusen, an unprecedented achievement in the history of the competition.


  • New Zealand
    Tuesday Mar 7, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

    New Zealand
    Tuesday Mar 7, 2017

    Following her win in the by-election, Ardern was unanimously elected as deputy leader of the Labour Party on 7 March 2017, following the resignation of Annette King who was intending to retire at the next election. Ardern's vacant list seat was taken by Raymond Huo.


  • Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Thursday Mar 7, 2019

    Prince Charles

    The 50th anniversary of Charles's Investiture as The Prince of Wales

    Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Thursday Mar 7, 2019

    On 7 March 2019, the Queen hosted a Buckingham Palace event to mark the 50th anniversary of Charles's investiture as the Prince of Wales. Guests at the event included the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prime Minister Theresa May and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford.


  • Louisville, Kentucky, U.S
    Thursday Mar 7, 2019

    KFC

    CCO

    Louisville, Kentucky, U.S
    Thursday Mar 7, 2019

    On 7 March 2019, KFC announced a new executive position, Chief Communications Officer, and Staci Rawls will fill that position.


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