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.
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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.
- 1765American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
- 1860Sakuradamon incident (1860): Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke
- 1923Greece becomes a republic.
- 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.
- 1999Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
- 2008Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1893Walter Baade, German astronomer (d. 1960)
- 1901Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
- 1903Malcolm Muggeridge, British author and scholar (d. 1990)
- 1917John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
- 1921Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)
- 1923Murray Hamilton, American actor (d. 1986)
- 1949Tabitha Spruce, American writer, poet and activist
- 1975Krisdayanti, Indonesian singer and actress
- 1981Mark Looms, Dutch footballer
- 1984Benoît Assou-Ekotto, French footballer
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