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March 07, 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 on using the Rhine as a formidable natural obstacle against the advancing Allied troops, and ordered...

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March 07, 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 influential rulers of antiquity, and can claim the greatest impact on modern society of any Roman l...

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March 07, 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, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory. Born in...

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