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Thursday March 24, 2016

March 24: Day of the Week

March 24, 2016 was the 84th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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March 2016

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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
    James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.
  • 1832
    In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • 1878
    The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
  • 1896
    A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
  • 1927
    Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
  • 1933
    The Enabling Act of 1933 is passed by the German Reichstag, allowing Adolf Hitler to gain plenary power.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1803
    Egerton Ryerson, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1882)
  • 1830
    Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (d. 1889)
  • 1921
    Franciszek Blachnicki, Polish priest (d. 1987)
  • 1953
    Louie Anderson, American comedian
  • 1959
    Derek Statham, English footballer
  • 1962
    Star Jones, American television personality
  • 1970
    Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian football player
  • 1973
    Steve Corica, Australian footballer
  • 1977
    Corneille, Rwandan/Canadian singer
  • 1986
    Tony McMahon, English footballer

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