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.
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)
- 1765American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
- 1829Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
- 1837Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
- 1860Sakuradamon incident (1860): Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke
- 1882Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
- 1896A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
- 1923Greece becomes a republic.
- 1927Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
- 1946The 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.
- 1972The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1494Georg Agricola, German scientist (d. 1555)
- 1884Peter Debye, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
- 1903Malcolm Muggeridge, British author and scholar (d. 1990)
- 1917John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
- 1951Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer
- 1954Donna Pescow, American actress
- 1982Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
- 1983Luca Ceccarelli, Italian footballer
- 1984Adrian D'Souza, Indian field hockey player
- 1984Park Bom, South Korean singer (2NE1)
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