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Friday March 24, 2017

March 24: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1765
    American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
  • 1829
    Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
  • 1837
    Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
  • 1860
    Sakuradamon incident (1860): Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke
  • 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.
  • 1923
    Greece becomes a republic.
  • 1927
    Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1494
    Georg Agricola, German scientist (d. 1555)
  • 1884
    Peter Debye, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
  • 1903
    Malcolm Muggeridge, British author and scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1917
    John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1951
    Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer
  • 1954
    Donna Pescow, American actress
  • 1982
    Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Luca Ceccarelli, Italian footballer
  • 1984
    Adrian D'Souza, Indian field hockey player
  • 1984
    Park Bom, South Korean singer (2NE1)

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