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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1603Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo, Japan.
- 1731Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
- 1765American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
- 1896A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
- 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.
- 1965NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing.
- 1980Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
- 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.
- 1999Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 38 people
Who were born on March 24?
- 1725Samuel Ashe, 9th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
- 1820Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)
- 1829George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
- 1834William Morris, English writer and designer (d. 1896)
- 1855Andrew Mellon, American financier (d. 1937)
- 1886Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
- 1903Malcolm Muggeridge, British author and scholar (d. 1990)
- 1961Dean Jones, Australian cricketer
- 1978Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
- 1982Corey Hart, American baseball player
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