March 24: Day of the Week
March 24, 2019 was the 83rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1829Catholic Emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
- 1882Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
- 1927Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
- 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.
- 1986The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
- 1998A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
- 2003The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.
- 2008Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1809Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (d. 1837)
- 1826Matilda Joslyn Gage, American feminist and suffragette (d. 1898)
- 1848Honoré Beaugrand, Quebec journalist and newspaper publisher (La Patrie) (d. 1906)
- 1910Richard Conte, American actor (d. 1975)
- 1915“Gorgeous” George Wagner, American professional wrestler (d. 1963)
- 1925Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
- 1935Peter Bichsel, Swiss writer
- 1963Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer goalkeeper
- 1970Sharon Corr, Irish musician (The Corrs)
- 1975Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player
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