Buy the 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac!

Calendar for March 7th, 2014

Born 1837: Henry Draper (astronomer)

1842: Queen's University held its first classes, Kingston, Ontario

Born 1849: Luther Burbank (horticulturist)

Born 1875: Joseph Maurice Ravel (composer)

1876: Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone

1897: Dr. John Kellogg served the world's first cornflakes to his patients at the Battle Creek (MI) Sanitarium

Born 1908: Anna Magnani (actress)

1917: The world's first jazz recording was released by the RCA Victor Company

1918: President Woodrow Wilson authorized the Distinguished Service Medal to be given for outstanding service in the U.S. Army

Born 1927: James Broderick (actor)

Born 1934: Willard Scott (weatherman)

Born 1938: Janet Guthrie (first woman to race in the Indy 500)

Born 1940: Daniel J. Travanti (actor)

1945: U.S. troops captured the key Remagen Bridge across the Rhine (WW II)

Born 1946: Peter Wolf (musician)

Born 1950: Franco Harris (football player)

Born 1956: Bryan Cranston (actor)

1959: Melvin C. Garlow became the first pilot to log more than one million miles in jet airplanes

Born 1960: Ivan Lendl (tennis player)

Born 1964: Wanda Sykes (comedienne & actress)

1969: The Who's "Pinball Wizard" was released in Britain. It was the first selection from the rock opera "Tommy" to be publicly aired

Born 1969: "Tiny" Tymm (21-millionth Canadian)

Born 1971: Rachel Weisz (actress)

1973: Comet Kohoutek was discovered by Czech astronomer Lubos Kohoutek

Born 1974: Jenna Fischer (actress)

Born 1980: Laura Prepon (actress)

1983: Phil Mahre won alpine skiing's World Cup championship. He was the third person to ever win three consecutive titles

1985: Major U.S. recording artists combined their talents and released We Are the World. Proceeds from recording sales were to be donated to African famine relief

1986: The Violent Femmes (an alternative rock band) played at Carnegie Hall

Died 1994: Ray Arcel (boxing trainer)

Died 1999: Stanley Kubrick (film director)

Died 2004: Paul Winfield (actor)

Died 2005: Debra Hill (producer)

2010: At the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, Kathryn Bigelow won the Oscar for Best Director for Hurt Locker. It was the first time a woman won the award.

2011: Barefoot water skier, Fernando Reina Iglesias, set a new record. Towed by a helicopter off the coast of Mexico, he reached a speed of 153 mph.

Shop Wind Bells in the Almanac General Store