About March 24

March 24, 2022 is the 83rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 304 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.
  • 1837
    Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
  • 1869
    The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
  • 1907
    The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • 1927
    Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
  • 1933
    The Enabling Act of 1933 is passed by the German Reichstag, allowing Adolf Hitler to gain plenary power.
  • 1944
    Ardeatine Massacre: German troops kill 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
  • 1944
    World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
  • 1958
    Rock'N'Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
  • 1959
    The Party of the African Federation is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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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