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Friday March 24, 2017

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.

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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.

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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)

  • 1401
    Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
  • 1603
    Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo, Japan.
  • 1765
    American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
  • 1860
    Sakuradamon incident (1860): Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke
  • 1923
    Greece becomes a republic.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process. Since 2006, a public holiday known as Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice is held on this day.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 2008
    Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1893
    Walter Baade, German astronomer (d. 1960)
  • 1901
    Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
  • 1903
    Malcolm Muggeridge, British author and scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1917
    John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1921
    Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Murray Hamilton, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1949
    Tabitha Spruce, American writer, poet and activist
  • 1975
    Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer and actress
  • 1981
    Mark Looms, Dutch footballer
  • 1984
    Benoît Assou-Ekotto, French footballer

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