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Thursday March 24, 2016

March 24: Day of the Week

March 24, 2016 is the 84th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1603
    James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.
  • 1832
    In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • 1869
    The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
  • 1896
    A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
  • 1934
    U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
  • 1944
    World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
  • 1976
    In 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.
  • 1980
    Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
  • 1989
    Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1835
    Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist (d. 1893)
  • 1902
    Thomas E. Dewey, American politician (d. 1971)
  • 1910
    Richard Conte, American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1917
    John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1921
    Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)
  • 1930
    David Dacko, Central African Republician politician (d. 2003)
  • 1946
    Klaus Dinger, German musician (d. 2008)
  • 1948
    Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (d. 1989)
  • 1977
    Corneille, Rwandan/Canadian singer
  • 1987
    Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladeshi cricketer

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