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)
- 1707The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 1896A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
- 1900Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
- 1927Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
- 1944World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1989Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
- 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?
- 1657Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
- 1829Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
- 1903Adolf Butenandt, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1995)
- 1917Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)
- 1919Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American author and publisher
- 1945Curtis Hanson, American film director
- 1947Alan Sugar, English businessman
- 1973Mette Jacobsen, Danish swimmer
- 1973Steve Corica, Australian footballer
- 1981Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
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