March 7th

2011
Charlie Sheen was fired from the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" by Warner Bros. Television following repeated misbehavior and weeks of the actor's angry, often-manic media campaign against his studio bosses.
That Darn Priest
2010
Iraq held an election in which neither the Sunni-backed coalition nor the Shiite political bloc won a majority, spawning an eight-month deadlock and stalling formation of a new government.
Iraqi insurgency (2003–11)
2005
John R. Bolton was nominated by President Bush to be U.S. ambassador to the UN.
John R. Bolton
2004
V. Gene Robinson was invested in Concord, N.H., as the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop.
Gene Robinson
2003
A four-day walkout by Broadway musicians began.
2003 Broadway musicians strike
1996
Three U.S. servicemen were convicted in the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawa girl and sentenced by a Japanese court to up to seven years in prison.
1995 Okinawa rape incident
1989
Iran broke off diplomatic relations with Britain over Salman Rushdie's novel Satanic Verses.
The Satanic Verses controversy
1975
The Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.
Filibuster in the United States Senate
1971
A speech by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman helps spark the Bangladesh war of independence. Bangladesh's founding leader made his historical speech at a time of mounting tensions between East Pakistan, which later became Bangladesh, and West Pakistan, which became present-day Pakistan.
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
1965
Police brutally attack civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama. Scores of demonstrators were injured, and the day entered history books as Bloody Sunday. The event helped to shift public opinion in favor of the Civil Rights movement.
Selma to Montgomery marches
1945
U.S. troops capture the Ludendorff Bridge and cross the Rhine at Remagen. The legendary capture yielded little strategic advantage but it elevated the morale of the U.S. troops in pursuit of retreating German fighters,
Battle of Remagen
1936
Adolf Hitler broke the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact when he ordered troops to march into the Rhineland.
Remilitarization of the Rhineland
1926
The first two-way transatlantic telephone takes place. The conversation between the post office in London and Bell Laboratories in New York was established using a short-wave radio signal.
Timeline of the telephone
1912
Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole.
Roald Amundsen
1900
The SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse becomes the first ship to send wireless signals to shore. The German transatlantic liner was fitted with wireless communication by its owner, Norddeutscher Lloyd, in order to outdo its rival Hamburg America Line.
SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
1876
Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.
Alexander Graham Bell
1875
Composer Maurice Ravel was born in Ciboure, France.
Maurice Ravel
1850
In a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union.
Henry Clay
1530
King 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.
Pope Clement VII
161
Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.
Marcus Aurelius