March 24: Day of the Week
March 24, 2020 is the 84th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1603James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.
- 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.
- 1832In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
- 1837Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
- 1900Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
- 1972The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
- 1989Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
- 1998Jonesboro massacre: Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
- 1999Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
Who were born on March 24?
- 1775Muthuswami Dikshitar, South Indian poet and composer, considered one of the musical trinity of Carnatic music (d. 1835)
- 1855Andrew Mellon, American financier (d. 1937)
- 1886Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
- 1917Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)
- 1936David Suzuki, Canadian scientist and environmentalist
- 1947Alan Sugar, English businessman
- 1951Dougie Thomson, British bassist
- 1979Graeme Swann, English cricketer
- 1982Jack Swagger, American professional wrestler
- 1983Luca Ceccarelli, Italian footballer
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