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.
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)
- 1731Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
- 1860Sakuradamon incident (1860): Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke
- 1878The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
- 1927Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
- 1933The Enabling Act of 1933 is passed by the German Reichstag, allowing Adolf Hitler to gain plenary power.
- 1976In 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.
- 1986The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
- 1989Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
- 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?
- 1906Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
- 1916Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
- 1925Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
- 1951Pat Bradley, American golfer
- 1960Barry Horowitz, American professional wrestler
- 1961Dean Jones, Australian cricketer
- 1965Patrick Scales, British-German electric bass guitar player
- 1965The Undertaker, American professional wrestler
- 1979Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor
- 1990Aljur Abrenica, Filipino actor
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