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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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)
- 1829Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
- 1837Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
- 1882Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
- 1944World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
- 1958Rock'N'Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
- 1959The Party of the African Federation is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.
- 1980Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
- 1986The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
- 1993Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
- 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?
- 1725Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
- 1826Matilda Joslyn Gage, American feminist and suffragette (d. 1898)
- 1829Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
- 1921Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)
- 1926Desmond Connell, Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin
- 1938Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
- 1978Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
- 1981Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
- 1981Gary Paffett, British racing driver
- 1987Yuma Asami, Japanese adult video actress
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