March 24: Day of the Week
March 24, 2020 was the 84th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1731Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
- 1829Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
- 1869The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
- 1882Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
- 1944Ardeatine Massacre: German troops kill 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
- 1946The British Cabinet Mission, consisting of Lord Pethick-Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander, arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.
- 1973Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, California.
- 1999Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
- 1999Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 38 people
- 2000S&P 500 index reaches an intraday high of 1,552.87, a peak that, due to the collapse of the dot-com bubble, it will not reach again for another seven-and-a-half years.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1886Athenagoras I, 268th Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
- 1903Adolf Butenandt, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1995)
- 1910Richard Conte, American actor (d. 1975)
- 1924Norman Fell, American actor (d. 1998)
- 1945Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
- 1949Tabitha Spruce, American writer, poet and activist
- 1973Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
- 1983Luca Ceccarelli, Italian footballer
- 1983T. J. Ford, American basketball player
- 1985Amanda Lameche, Swedish singer
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