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

  • 1731
    Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
  • 1829
    Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
  • 1832
    In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • 1837
    Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
  • 1878
    The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
  • 1882
    Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
  • 1896
    A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
  • 1907
    The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 1999
    Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 38 people
  • 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.

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