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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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.
- 1603Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo, Japan.
- 1896A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
- 1907The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
- 1927Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
- 1973Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, California.
- 1986The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
- 1998A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1884Eugène Tisserant, French Cardinal and Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals (d. 1972)
- 1905Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
- 1907Paul Sauvé, Quebec politician (d. 1960)
- 1919Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005)
- 1927Martin Walser, German author
- 1930David Dacko, Central African Republician politician (d. 2003)
- 1960Kelly LeBrock, American actress
- 1979Lake Bell, American actress
- 1981Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
- 1982Christian Hug, German rugby player
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