March 24: Day of the Week
March 24, 2020 was the 84th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 282 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1765American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
- 1837Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
- 1869The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
- 1923Greece becomes a republic.
- 1965NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing.
- 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.
- 1993Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
- 1999Mont Blanc Tunnel fire kills 38 people
Who were born on March 24?
- 1607Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (d. 1667)
- 1826Matilda Joslyn Gage, American feminist and suffragette (d. 1898)
- 1828Horace Gray, American jurist and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 1902)
- 1903Adolf Butenandt, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1995)
- 1925Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
- 1951Dougie Thomson, British bassist
- 1977Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1981Gary Paffett, British racing driver
- 1982Jack Swagger, American professional wrestler
- 1989Aziz Shavershian, Australian body-builder (d. 2011)
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