About March 24

March 24, 2024 is the 84th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 311 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

  • 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.
  • 1731
    Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
  • 1765
    American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
  • 1832
    In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • 1860
    Sakuradamon incident (1860): Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke
  • 1869
    The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
  • 1878
    The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
  • 1896
    A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
  • 1900
    Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 1923
    Greece becomes a republic.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
  • 1959
    The Party of the African Federation is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.
  • 1972
    The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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