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Wednesday March 24, 2021

March 24: Day of the Week

March 24, 2021 was the 83rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1603
    James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.
  • 1603
    Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo, Japan.
  • 1731
    Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
  • 1832
    In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • 1869
    The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
  • 1923
    Greece becomes a republic.
  • 1927
    Nanjing Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
  • 1958
    Rock'N'Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
  • 1998
    Jonesboro 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.
  • 2008
    Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

Who were born on March 24?

  • 1775
    Muthuswami Dikshitar, South Indian poet and composer, considered one of the musical trinity of Carnatic music (d. 1835)
  • 1808
    Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • 1829
    George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1890
    Agnes Macphail, first female member of the Canadian House of Commons (d. 1954)
  • 1926
    Desmond Connell, Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin
  • 1930
    Steve McQueen, American actor (d. 1980)
  • 1953
    Louie Anderson, American comedian
  • 1979
    Lake Bell, American actress
  • 1981
    Mike Adams, American football player
  • 1984
    Adrian D'Souza, Indian field hockey player

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