2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar.
The year 2007 was called:
- January 1 – Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.
- January 1 – Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.
- January 1 – Slovenia adopted the Euro as its official currency, replacing the
- January 1 – South Korea's Ban Ki-moon became the new UN Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan.
- January 4 – Nancy Pelosi becomes the first woman Speaker of the House in the United States.
- January 12 – The US embassy in Athens was attacked with a
rocket propelled grenade, which caused minimal damage and no injuries.
- January 13 – The Greek ship Server broke in half off the Norwegian coast, which released over 200 tons of crude oil.
- January 18 –
Comet McNaught, the brightest comet to have appeared in over forty years, became visible over the Southern Hemisphere.
- January 25 – The President of Israel, Moshe Katsav, took a temporary
leave of absence due to a
- January 30 – Windows Vista, Microsoft's newest NT-based operating system, was released worldwide to consumers.
- March 4 –
Parliamentary elections took place in Estonia and in
- March 6 –
Mega Millions set a new world record for the
highest jackpot of US$370 million.
- March 7 –
Garuda Indonesia Flight 200, a Boeing 737-400, crashed at Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java killing many on board.
- March 7 –
Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2007, was held.
- March 8 – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admitted that Israel had planned an attack on Lebanon in the event of kidnapped soldiers on the border, months before Hezbollah carried out its kidnapping.
- March 11 – Daylight saving time in most of the United States and Canada began; three to four weeks earlier than previously.
- March 13 – The Bank of England replaces the £20 note bearing the portrait of Edward Elgar with one featuring Adam Smith.
- March 14 – Pi Day
- March 15 – March 21 – CeBIT 2007 took place in Hannover, Germany.
- March 17 – Chlorine bombs injured hundreds in Baghdad, Iraq.
- March 17 –
France won the
2007 Six Nations Championship on points difference after a controversial tri.
- March 24 – A
legislative election took place in the Australian state of New South Wales, with Morris Iemma's Labor government being returned to power with a reduced minority.
- March 25 – In Berlin 27 European ministers celebrate 50 year Treaty of Rome.
- March 25 – Daylight savings begins in Europe
- March 25 – This day marked the 200th anniversary of the finalization of the 1807
Slave trade act, which abolished the slave trade in the British Empire.
- March 31 – Sydney, Australia, turned off its lights for one hour between 7:30pm and 8:30pm as a
political statement for
Global Climate Change.
беларуская (тарашкевіца): 2007
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 2007