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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
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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.
- 1731Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
- 1832In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
- 1869The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
- 1933The Enabling Act of 1933 is passed by the German Reichstag, allowing Adolf Hitler to gain plenary power.
- 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.
- 1998Jonesboro massacre: Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
- 1999Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 38 people
- 2008Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1494Georg Agricola, German scientist (d. 1555)
- 1725Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
- 1938David Irving, British historian
- 1951Dougie Thomson, British bassist
- 1954Donna Pescow, American actress
- 1958Mike Woodson, American basketball player and head coach
- 1963Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer goalkeeper
- 1970Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian football player
- 1981Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
- 1985Amanda Lameche, Swedish singer
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