What happened this day in history March 24

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 84th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 11, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,585,008,000 seconds 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 ‘octacontatetragon’ 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 325 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 2,650 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

  • 1837
    Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
  • 1869
    The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
  • 1907
    The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • 1923
    Greece becomes a republic.
  • 1933
    The Enabling Act of 1933 is passed by the German Reichstag, allowing Adolf Hitler to gain plenary power.
  • 1944
    World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
  • 1980
    Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
  • 1993
    Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 1999
    Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 38 people

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1796
    John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (d. 1878)
  • 1808
    Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • 1874
    Luigi Einaudi, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1961)
  • 1907
    Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
  • 1923
    Michael Legat, England writer (d. 2011)
  • 1935
    Peter Bichsel, Swiss writer
  • 1947
    Dennis Erickson, American football coach
  • 1951
    Pat Bradley, American golfer
  • 1976
    Aaron Brooks, American football player
  • 1978
    Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer

Who died on March 24?

  • 809
    Harun al-Rashid, Abbasid caliph (b. 763)
  • 1284
    King Hugh III of Cyprus (b. 1235)
  • 1455
    Pope Nicholas V (b. 1397)
  • 1558
    Anna of Egmond, Countess of Egmond and Buren (b. 1533)
  • 1653
    Samuel Scheidt, German composer (b. 1587)
  • 1881
    Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (b. 1817)
  • 1953
    Mary of Teck, Queen Consort to George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1867)
  • 2001
    Muriel Young, English TV entertainer (b. 1928)
  • 2008
    Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2009
    George Kell, American baseball player (b. 1922)

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