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, 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

  • 1603
    James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.
  • 1707
    The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1860
    Sakuradamon incident (1860): Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke
  • 1882
    Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
  • 1907
    The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • 1933
    The Enabling Act of 1933 is passed by the German Reichstag, allowing Adolf Hitler to gain plenary power.
  • 1934
    U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
  • 1989
    Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
  • 1998
    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.
  • 2003
    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?

  • 1657
    Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
  • 1947
    Dennis Erickson, American football coach
  • 1953
    Anita L. Allen, American law professor
  • 1970
    Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian football player
  • 1978
    Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
  • 1979
    Graeme Swann, English cricketer
  • 1981
    Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Riccardo Musetti, Italian footballer
  • 1986
    Kohei Hirate, Japanese racing driver
  • 1987
    Yuma Asami, Japanese adult video actress

Who died on March 24?

  • 1396
    Walter Hilton, English mystic (b. 1340)
  • 1603
    Queen Elizabeth I of England (b. 1533)
  • 1881
    Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (b. 1817)
  • 1926
    Phan Chu Trinh, Vietnamese nationalist (b. 1872)
  • 1950
    James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (b. 1865)
  • 1962
    Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
  • 1984
    Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)
  • 1990
    Ray Goulding, American comedian (b. 1922)
  • 1993
    John Hersey, American author (b. 1914)
  • 2008
    Chalmers “Spanky” Alford, American guitarist (b. 1955)

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