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Friday March 24, 2017

March 24: Day of the Week

March 24, 2017 was the 83rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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.

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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)

  • 1401
    Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
  • 1731
    Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
  • 1832
    In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • 1869
    The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
  • 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
    Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 38 people
  • 2008
    Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1494
    Georg Agricola, German scientist (d. 1555)
  • 1725
    Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
  • 1938
    David Irving, British historian
  • 1951
    Dougie Thomson, British bassist
  • 1954
    Donna Pescow, American actress
  • 1958
    Mike Woodson, American basketball player and head coach
  • 1963
    Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer goalkeeper
  • 1970
    Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian football player
  • 1981
    Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Amanda Lameche, Swedish singer

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