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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 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)

  • 1603
    Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo, Japan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
  • 1989
    Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
  • 1998
    A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1657
    Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
  • 1901
    Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
  • 1923
    Michael Legat, England writer (d. 2011)
  • 1924
    Norman Fell, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1938
    Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
  • 1945
    Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
  • 1963
    Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer goalkeeper
  • 1973
    Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
  • 1984
    Adrian D'Souza, Indian field hockey player
  • 1985
    Amanda Lameche, Swedish singer

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