March 07

This Day in History

1945

Americans find intact bridge over Rhine

In a major coup for the Allied war effort, U.S. Army forces reach the Rhine River at the small German town of Remagen, and find the Ludendorff Bridge still standing. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler planned … (more...)

1274

Thomas Aquinas Dies

On this day in 1274, philosopher, theologian, and Italian Dominican priest of the Catholic Church, Thomas Aquinas died in Fossanova, leaving a significant influence on western philosophical thought, … (more...)

321

Constantine Decrees "Sun-Day" as Day of Rest

On this day in the year 321, Constantine decreed "the day of the sun" as a day of rest. Roman Emperor Constantine I, known in history as Constantine the Great, may be considered one of the most … (more...)