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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1829
    Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
  • 1837
    Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
  • 1869
    The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
  • 1900
    Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 1923
    Greece becomes a republic.
  • 1934
    U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
  • 1946
    The 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.
  • 1972
    The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
  • 1998
    A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
  • 2003
    The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1657
    Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
  • 1829
    George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1893
    George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1905
    Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • 1912
    Dorothy Height, American activist (d. 2010)
  • 1917
    Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    David Irving, British historian
  • 1949
    Ruud Krol, Dutch footballer
  • 1965
    Peter Jacobson, American actor
  • 1984
    Adrian D'Souza, Indian field hockey player

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