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)
- 1603James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.
- 1832In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
- 1878The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
- 1896A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
- 1972The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
- 1986The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
- 1999Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1803Egerton Ryerson, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1882)
- 1830Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (d. 1889)
- 1921Franciszek Blachnicki, Polish priest (d. 1987)
- 1953Louie Anderson, American comedian
- 1959Derek Statham, English footballer
- 1962Star Jones, American television personality
- 1970Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian football player
- 1973Steve Corica, Australian footballer
- 1977Corneille, Rwandan/Canadian singer
- 1986Tony McMahon, English footballer
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