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, 26,416,800 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 ‘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
James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.
The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Sakuradamon incident (1860): Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke
Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
The Enabling Act of 1933 is passed by the German Reichstag, allowing Adolf Hitler to gain plenary power.
U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
Jonesboro massacre: Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.
Who were born on March 24?
Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
Dennis Erickson, American football coach
Anita L. Allen, American law professor
Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian football player
Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
Graeme Swann, English cricketer
Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
Riccardo Musetti, Italian footballer
Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver
Yuma Asami, Japanese adult video actress
Who died on March 24?
Walter Hilton, English mystic (b. 1340)
Queen Elizabeth I of England (b. 1533)
Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (b. 1817)
Phan Chu Trinh, Vietnamese nationalist (b. 1872)
James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (b. 1865)
Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)
Ray Goulding, American comedian (b. 1922)
John Hersey, American author (b. 1914)
Chalmers “Spanky” Alford, American guitarist (b. 1955)
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