About March 24

March 24, 2021 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.

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Aries is the sun 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.

March 24: More About This Day

March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar.

What Happened On March 24

  • 1401
    Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
  • 1603
    James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.
  • 1603
    Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo, Japan.
  • 1707
    The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1829
    Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
  • 1837
    Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
  • 1878
    The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
  • 1896
    A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The Party of the African Federation is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.
  • 1976
    In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process. Since 2006, a public holiday known as Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice is held on this day.
  • 1986
    The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
  • 1989
    Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
  • 1993
    Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
  • 1998
    A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
  • 1999
    Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 38 people
  • 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.

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