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)
- 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.
- 1707The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 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.
- 1829Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
- 1832In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
- 1944World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
- 1973Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, California.
- 2008Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1886Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
- 1905Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
- 1920Gene Nelson, American actor (d. 1996)
- 1940Bob Mackie, American fashion designer
- 1956Steve Ballmer, American businessman
- 1976Aaron Brooks, American football player
- 1977Angellica Bell, English TV presenter
- 1979Periklis Iakovakis, Greek athlete
- 1981Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
- 1985Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and model
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