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
Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
Greece becomes a republic.
The Enabling Act of 1933 is passed by the German Reichstag, allowing Adolf Hitler to gain plenary power.
World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 38 people
Who were born on March 24?
John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (d. 1878)
Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
Luigi Einaudi, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1961)
Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
Michael Legat, England writer (d. 2011)
Peter Bichsel, Swiss writer
Dennis Erickson, American football coach
Pat Bradley, American golfer
Aaron Brooks, American football player
Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
Who died on March 24?
Harun al-Rashid, Abbasid caliph (b. 763)
King Hugh III of Cyprus (b. 1235)
Pope Nicholas V (b. 1397)
Anna of Egmond, Countess of Egmond and Buren (b. 1533)
Samuel Scheidt, German composer (b. 1587)
Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (b. 1817)
Mary of Teck, Queen Consort to George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1867)
Muriel Young, English TV entertainer (b. 1928)
Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)
George Kell, American baseball player (b. 1922)
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