March 24: Day of the Week
March 24, 2017 was the 83rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1707The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 1837Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
- 1878The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
- 1896A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
- 1944World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
- 1958Rock'N'Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
- 1980Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
- 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.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1725Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
- 1850Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)
- 1874Luigi Einaudi, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1961)
- 1884Peter Debye, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
- 1888Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian Bolshevik politician (d. 1922)
- 1931Hanno Drechsler, German politician (d. 2003)
- 1960Kelly LeBrock, American actress
- 1976Aaron Brooks, American football player
- 1981Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
- 1982Christian Hug, German rugby player
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