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Thursday March 24, 2016

March 24: Day of the Week

March 24, 2016 was the 84th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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 Event(s)

  • 1603
    James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.
  • 1731
    Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
  • 1896
    A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
  • 1927
    Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
  • 1944
    Ardeatine Massacre: German troops kill 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
  • 1958
    Rock'N'Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1820
    Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)
  • 1887
    Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, American actor (d. 1933)
  • 1891
    Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Soviet physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1897
    Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-born psychotherapist (d. 1957)
  • 1945
    Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
  • 1947
    Alan Sugar, English businessman
  • 1959
    Derek Statham, English footballer
  • 1979
    Graeme Swann, English cricketer
  • 1982
    Corey Hart, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Park Bom, South Korean singer (2NE1)

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