March 24: Day of the Week
March 24, 2018 was the 83rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1900Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
- 1934U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
- 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.
- 1998A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
- 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
- 2008Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1725Samuel Ashe, 9th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
- 1796John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (d. 1878)
- 1931Hanno Drechsler, German politician (d. 2003)
- 1954Donna Pescow, American actress
- 1962Star Jones, American television personality
- 1965The Undertaker, American professional wrestler
- 1974Chad Butler, American drummer (Switchfoot)
- 1982Jimmy Hempte, Belgian footballer
- 1989Aziz Shavershian, Australian body-builder (d. 2011)
- 1990Aljur Abrenica, Filipino actor
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