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.
- 1707The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 1731Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
- 1837Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
- 1860Sakuradamon incident (1860): Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke
- 1900Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
- 1923Greece becomes a republic.
- 1944Ardeatine Massacre: German troops kill 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
- 1958Rock'N'Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
- 1993Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1607Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (d. 1667)
- 1628Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
- 1850Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)
- 1884Eugène Tisserant, French Cardinal and Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals (d. 1972)
- 1910Richard Conte, American actor (d. 1975)
- 1949Ruud Krol, Dutch footballer
- 1955Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1956Steve Ballmer, American businessman
- 1977Corneille, Rwandan/Canadian singer
- 1984Park Bom, South Korean singer (2NE1)
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