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    What happened on March 24

    • March 24, 1379 End of Gelderse war victory

    • March 24, 1401 Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.

    • March 24, 1545 German Parliament opens in Worms

    • March 24, 1550 France & England sign Peace of Boulogne

    • March 24, 1603 "After forty-four years of rule, Queen Elizabeth I of England dies and King James VI of Scotland ascends to the throne, uniting England, Scotland, and Ireland under a single British monarch."

    • March 24, 1603 James VI of Scotland also becomes James I King of England.

    • March 24, 1645 Battle at Jankov Bohemia: Sweden beatS Roman Catholic emperor Ferdinand III

    • March 24, 1664 Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island

    • March 24, 1721 Johann Sebastian Bach opens his Brandenburgse Concerts

    • March 24, 1731 "An Act to naturalize Hieronimus De Salis Esquire, passed."

    • March 24, 1734 Netherlands' William K H Friso marries princess Anne of Hanover

    • March 24, 1765 "Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers"

    • March 24, 1792 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London

    • March 24, 1801 Aleksandr P Romanov becomes emperor of Russia

    • March 24, 1828 Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized

    • March 24, 1832 "In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.."

    • March 24, 1832 "Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio"

    • March 24, 1837 Canada gives blacks the right to vote

    • March 24, 1855 Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston KS

    • March 24, 1860 "Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in San Francisco, 89 days out of New York"

    • March 24, 1863 "Bushrangers Charles Robardi and Auguste Rivet stand trial at Goulburn, NSW, for murdering mail carrier Daniel Crotty. ("

    • March 24, 1868 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms

    • March 24, 1877 University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat

    • March 24, 1878 British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost

    • March 24, 1878 "HMS Eurydice, a training ship, sank in a freak squall off Ventnor, Isle of Wight with the loss of 330 lives. Only 2 were saved."

    • March 24, 1878 "The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300."

    • March 24, 1880 Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in Connecticut

    • March 24, 1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB

    • March 24, 1882 Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis).

    • March 24, 1887 Oscar Straus appointed first Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)

    • March 24, 1894 37 miners killed at Franklin WA

    • March 24, 1898 "Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania becomes the first person to buy an American-built automobile when he buys a Winton automobile that was advertised in Scientific American."

    • March 24, 1898 The first recoreded sale of an automobile

    • March 24, 1900 "New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground ""Rapid Transit Railroad"" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn."

    • March 24, 1906 """Census of the British Empire"" shows England rules 1/5 of the world - how things will change!"

    • March 24, 1910 83F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March

    • March 24, 1913 Netherlands soccer team's first victory over England

    • March 24, 1920 US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)

    • March 24, 1923 Greece becomes a republic.

    • March 24, 1923 "In China a 7.3 earthquake resulted in 5,000 dead. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes."

    • March 24, 1926 The Beehive in the Hague opens first escalator in Netherlands

    • March 24, 1927 "Cuban chess champion, Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie"

    • March 24, 1927 Dutch first Chamber condemns Belgian & Netherlands' Wielingen Treaty

    • March 24, 1930 Planet Pluto named

    • March 24, 1934 U.S. Congress passes Tydings-McDuffie Act.

    • March 24, 1934 US declares the Philippines to become independent in 1945

    • March 24, 1935 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network

    • March 24, 1937 "Bus blew a tire, going out of control, killing 18 (Salem IL)"

    • March 24, 1941 British troops defeat British Somalia

    • March 24, 1941 German troops occupy El Agheila Libya

    • March 24, 1941 Glenn Miller begins work on his first movie for 20th Century Fox

    • March 24, 1944 76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape) later made into a movie

    • March 24, 1944 811 British bombers attack Berlin

    • March 24, 1944 German troops kill 335 Italian civilians in the Ardeatine Massacre in Rome.

    • March 24, 1944 "In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III."

    • March 24, 1944 "In occupied Rome, Nazis executed more than 300 civilians"

    • March 24, 1945 150 bombers fly from Italy to bomb Berlin.

    • March 24, 1945 "Cpl. Frederick G. Topham (1st Cdn. Parachute Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Diersfordt Wood, Germany"

    • March 24, 1945 "General Eisenhower, Montgomery & Bradley discuss advance in Germany"

    • March 24, 1945 "Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports & 1300 gliders"

    • March 24, 1945 "Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings East of Rhine"

    • March 24, 1945 "US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa"

    • March 24, 1947 Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the Presidency

    • March 24, 1947 John D Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN

    • March 24, 1949 "21st Academy Awards: ""Hamlet"", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win"

    • March 24, 1949 "Walter & John Huston become first father-and-son team to win Oscars (actor & director of ""Treasure of Sierra Madre"")"

    • March 24, 1952 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South-Africa

    • March 24, 1955 British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years

    • March 24, 1955 "Tennessee Williams, ""Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"" opens on Broadway for 694 performances"

    • March 24, 1955 The first seagoing oil drill rig placed in service

    • March 24, 1958 Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

    • March 24, 1959 Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact

    • March 24, 1962 "Benny Paret, KO'd in a welterweight title, he dies 10 days later"

    • March 24, 1962 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys

    • March 24, 1964 Kennedy half-dollar issued

    • March 24, 1965 "NASA 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."

    • March 24, 1965 "US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of crater Alphonsus"

    • March 24, 1966 Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance

    • March 24, 1970 "Dutch cartoonist Frans Pit ends ""Sjors & Sjimmie"" strip"

    • March 24, 1972 Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland

    • March 24, 1972 "The United Kingdom imposes ""Direct Rule"" over Northern Ireland."

    • March 24, 1973 "Kenyan track runner Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, sanctioned by the International Track Association."

    • March 24, 1973 Professional track debut of Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile

    • March 24, 1974 Uganda crushes coup attempt against President Idi Amin following machine-gun and mortar battle with rebels.

    • March 24, 1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 to retain the heavyweight boxing title

    • March 24, 1976 Argentina's military forces depose president Isabel Pern and start the National Reorganization Process.

    • March 24, 1976 Argentine President Isabel Pern deposed by country's military

    • March 24, 1976 British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery dies. He defeated the Germans at El Alamein

    • March 24, 1977 Former Australian cabinet minister Don Chipp resigns from the Liberal Party; later he establishes the Australian Democrats

    • March 24, 1978 "Wings release ""With a Little Luck"""

    • March 24, 1979 Columbia flown on aircraft carrier lands at Kennedy Space Center

    • March 24, 1979 First appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes

    • March 24, 1980 "ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed ""Nightline"""

    • March 24, 1980 Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks

    • March 24, 1981 """Nightline with Ted Koppel"" premieres on ABC"

    • March 24, 1981 Bombay beat Delhi by innings & 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy

    • March 24, 1981 Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba

    • March 24, 1982 US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia

    • March 24, 1984 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics

    • March 24, 1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - Lionel Richie - Hello

    • March 24, 1985 Golden Raspberry Awards presented to parody Oscar Awards (Bolero wins)

    • March 24, 1985 "Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Australia, Sharjah)"

    • March 24, 1986 "58th Academy Awards: ""Out of Africa"", William Hurt & Geraldine Page win"

    • March 24, 1986 "NASA publishes ""Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"""

    • March 24, 1986 Suriname army Captain Etienne Boerenveen arrested for cocaine smuggling

    • March 24, 1986 US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra

    • March 24, 1987 "First Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win"

    • March 24, 1987 Western Australia win the Sheffield Shield by drawing cricket final vs Victoria

    • March 24, 1988 Quarterback Dan Fouts retires

    • March 24, 1989 "Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Alaska's Prince William Sound the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (42,000 m) of petroleum after running aground."

    • March 24, 1989 "Mary Martin in ""Peter Pan"", first time seen on TV since 1973"

    • March 24, 1989 "The worst oil spill to ever occur in U.S. territory begins after the supertanker Exxon Valdez, owned and operated by the Exxon Corporation, runs aground on a reef in Prince William Sound in southern Alaska"

    • March 24, 1990 Indian troops leave Sri Lanka

    • March 24, 1991 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane & Ghosts Can't Do It win

    • March 24, 1991 "In liberated Kuwait, banks reopen"

    • March 24, 1991 "Wrestlemania VII in Los Angeles, Hulk Hogan pins Sergeant Slaughter for championship"

    • March 24, 1992 "First Belgian in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space"

    • March 24, 1992 Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens; 5-6 die

    • March 24, 1993 Ezer Weizman elected President of Israel

    • March 24, 1994 """Carousel"" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances"

    • March 24, 1994 "F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in North Carolina, 120 die"

    • March 24, 1994 Robert F Kennedy Jr divorces Emily Black

    • March 24, 1996 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins

    • March 24, 1996 Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual

    • March 24, 1996 MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way

    • March 24, 1996 U.S. astronaut Shannon Lucid safely transfers to the Russian space station Mir from the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis for a planned five-month stay.

    • March 24, 1997 "69th Academy Awards: ""The English Patient"", Tom Cruise & Frances McDormand win"

    • March 24, 1997 Australian parliament overturns world's first & only euthanasia law

    • March 24, 1998 "Jonesboro massacre: In Jonesboro, Arkansas, two boys (aged 11 and 13 years) fire upon students at Westside Middle School; four students and one teacher are killed and 10 injured."

    • March 24, 1998 Tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.

    • March 24, 1999 "Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country."

    • March 24, 1999 Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people died when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in Mont Blanc Tunnel.

    • March 24, 2000 The S&P 500 reaches an all-time high of 1527.46.

    • March 24, 2000 "Two 18-year-old boys are arrested in Britain on charges of breaking into e-commerce Internet sites in five countries, stealing information on more than 26,000 credit card accounts and posting some of it on the Web"

    • March 24, 2003 The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.

    • March 24, 2006 Long-term protests in Belarus are broken by police.

    • March 24, 2006 "Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate."







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