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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)

  • 1401
    Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
  • 1896
    A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
  • 1934
    U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
  • 1989
    Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1775
    Muthuswami Dikshitar, South Indian poet and composer, considered one of the musical trinity of Carnatic music (d. 1835)
  • 1850
    Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)
  • 1916
    Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (d. 2010)
  • 1944
    Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian Prime Minister
  • 1955
    Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956
    Steve Ballmer, American businessman
  • 1970
    Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress
  • 1973
    Philippe Boucher, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer and actress
  • 1977
    Corneille, Rwandan/Canadian singer

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