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)
- 1401Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
- 1896A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
- 1934U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
- 1944World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
- 1972The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
- 1980Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
- 1989Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
- 1999Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
- 2000S&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.
- 2008Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1775Muthuswami Dikshitar, South Indian poet and composer, considered one of the musical trinity of Carnatic music (d. 1835)
- 1850Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)
- 1916Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (d. 2010)
- 1944Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian Prime Minister
- 1955Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1956Steve Ballmer, American businessman
- 1970Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress
- 1973Philippe Boucher, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1975Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer and actress
- 1977Corneille, Rwandan/Canadian singer
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