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 83rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 11, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,616,544,000 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 ‘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 314 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 3,015 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

  • 1869
    The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
  • 1923
    Greece becomes a republic.
  • 1934
    U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
  • 1944
    Ardeatine Massacre: German troops kill 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
  • 1946
    The British Cabinet Mission, consisting of Lord Pethick-Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander, arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.
  • 1980
    Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
  • 1986
    The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 2000
    S&P 500 index reaches an intraday high of 1,552.87, a peak that, due to the collapse of the dot-com bubble, it will not reach again for another seven-and-a-half years.
  • 2008
    Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1725
    Samuel Ashe, 9th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
  • 1848
    Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
  • 1886
    Athenagoras I, 268th Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
  • 1910
    Richard Conte, American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1919
    Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005)
  • 1953
    Louie Anderson, American comedian
  • 1960
    Kelly LeBrock, American actress
  • 1970
    Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian football player
  • 1974
    Chad Butler, American drummer (Switchfoot)
  • 1982
    Dustin McGowan, American baseball player

Who died on March 24?

  • 1575
    Yosef Karo, Spanish-born rabbi (b. 1488)
  • 1653
    Samuel Scheidt, German composer (b. 1587)
  • 1869
    Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (b. 1779)
  • 1905
    Jules Verne, French author (b. 1828)
  • 1916
    Enrique Granados, Spanish composer (b. 1867)
  • 1926
    Phan Chu Trinh, Vietnamese nationalist (b. 1872)
  • 1950
    James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (b. 1865)
  • 1962
    Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
  • 1997
    Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (b. 1927)
  • 2006
    Lynne Perrie, English actress (b. 1931)

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