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What are the important events that happened on March 24? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 24: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 24 is the 83rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 11, 2017 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,838,560 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontatrigon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 332 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,554 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 24: This Day In History

March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar.

March 24 Historical Events

  • 1603
    Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo, Japan.
  • 1860
    Sakuradamon incident (1860): Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke
  • 1907
    The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • 1976
    In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process. Since 2006, a public holiday known as Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice is held on this day.
  • 1986
    The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1775
    Muthuswami Dikshitar, South Indian poet and composer, considered one of the musical trinity of Carnatic music (d. 1835)
  • 1886
    Athenagoras I, 268th Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • 1927
    Martin Walser, German author
  • 1928
    Byron Janis, American pianist
  • 1951
    Dougie Thomson, British bassist

Who died on March 24?

  • 1953
    Mary of Teck, Queen Consort to George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1867)
  • 1999
    Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women’s activist (b. 1902)
  • 2003
    Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian Catholic archbishop (b. 1919)
  • 2008
    Hal Riney, American advertising executive (b. 1932)
  • 2008
    Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)

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