Historical Events on 24th March

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1379 - End of Gelderse war victory
1545 - German Parliament opens in Worms
1550 - France & England sign Peace of Boulogne
1603 - Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.
1629 - 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
1664 - Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island
1721 - Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos (to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt)
1731 - Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
1765 - Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers
1792 - Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
1801 - Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia
1815 - Handel & Haydn Society of Boston founded
1828 - Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized
Religious Leader Joseph Smith JrReligious Leader Joseph Smith Jr 1832 - Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
1837 - Canada gives black citizens the right to vote
1848 - State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam
1855 - Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas
1860 - Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in SF, 89 days out of NY
1868 - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms
1877 - University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat
1878 - British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost
1880 - Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in CT
1882 - German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
1883 - 1st telephone call between NY & Chicago
1887 - Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)
1890 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" (BG)
1894 - 37 miners killed at Franklin, WA
Microbiologist Robert KochMicrobiologist Robert Koch 1898 - 1st automobile sold
1900 - New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
1905 - A group of Cretans dedicated to Crete's union with Greece led by Eleutherios Venizelos, meet at the village of Therisso and proclaim a union in defiance of the Great Powers
1906 - "Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
1907 - The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
1910 - 83°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
1913 - Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
1913 - Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC
1916 - German submarines torpedo the French Channel packet 'Sussex' which is unarmed
1920 - 1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)
1922 - Grand National at Aintree sees only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish
1924 - Greece becomes a republic
1925 - KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
1926 - The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands
1927 - Cuban chess champion Jose Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournie
1927 - Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian & Netherland's Wielingen Treaty
1930 - 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
1930 - Planet Pluto named
1932 - 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
1933 - Peter I Island incorporated as a Norwegian dependency
1934 - U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years
1935 - Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
1936 - Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins & 30 seconds of 6th period Stanley Cup game lasts 9 periods (176 mins), ends 1-0
1937 - Bus blew a tire, going out of control, killing 18 (Salem Illinois)
1937 - National Gallery of Art established by Congress
1941 - British troops defeat British Somalia
1941 - German troops occupy El Agheila Libya
1941 - Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox
1941 - LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship
1941 - Richard Wright & Paul Green's "Native Son" premieres in NYC
1944 - 76 Allied officers escape Stalag Luft 3 (Great Escape)
1944 - 811 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 - In occupied Rome, Nazis execute more than 300 civilians
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1945 - Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery & Bradley discuss advance in Germany
1945 - Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports & 1300 gliders
1945 - Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings east of the Rhine
1945 - US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa
1947 - Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency
1947 - John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN
1949 - 21st Academy Awards - "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win
1949 - Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win
1949 - SS police chief in the Netherlands Hanns Albin Rauter's request for a pardon denied, executed by firing squad
1950 - Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship
1950 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
1950 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller JrFinancier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr 1952 - Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
1953 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1955 - 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service
1955 - British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years
1955 - Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances
Conscripted in 1958, Elvis Presley served two years in the U.S. ArmyConscripted in 1958, Elvis Presley served two years in the U.S. Army

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1958 - Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)
1959 - Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact
1959 - The Party of the African Federation (PFA) is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.
1960 - US appeals court rules novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover" not obscene
1961 - NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows
1962 - 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
1962 - Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later
1962 - Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys
1964 - Kennedy half-dollar issued
1965 - US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
1966 - Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance
1967 - U of Mich holds 1st "Teach-in" after bombing of North Vietnam
1968 - Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1970 - Dutch cartoonist Frans Piet ends "Sjors & Sjimmie" strip
1972 - Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
1973 - Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ
1973 - Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52 to win AIAW Basketball title
1973 - Professional track debut of Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile
1973 - SF 49er pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams
1974 - 36th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: NC State beats Marquette 76-64
1975 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1976 - Argentine President Isabel Peron deposed by country's military
1978 - Wings release "With a Little Luck"
1979 - "Ballroom" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 116 performances
1979 - 1st appearance as Australian cricket captain for Kim Hughes
1979 - Columbia flown on carrier aircraft lands at Kennedy Space Center
NBA Legend Magic JohnsonNBA Legend Magic Johnson 1979 - 10 rebounds & 10 assists, as the Spartans cruise to a 101-67 by Penn Mich State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 pts
1980 - 42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54
1980 - ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
1980 - Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks
1981 - "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
1981 - Bombay beat Delhi by innings & 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
1981 - Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba
1982 - US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
1984 - Andrea Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:34.52)
1984 - IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
1984 - Igor Malkov skates world record 10 km (14:21.51)
1985 - 5th Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards: Bolero wins
1985 - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
1985 - Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah)
1985 - 5th Golden Raspberry Awards: Bolero wins
1986 - 58th Academy Awards - "Out of Africa", William Hurt & G Page win
1986 - Suriname army capt Etienne Boerenveen arrested for cocaine smuggling
1986 - US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra
1986 - NASA publishes "Strategy for Safely Returning the Space Shuttle to Flight Status"
Singer Janet JacksonSinger Janet Jackson 1987 - 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win
1987 - WA win the Sheffield Shield by drawing cricket final vs Victoria
1988 - "Gospel at Colonus" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 61 perfs
1988 - Quarterback Dan Fouts retires
1989 - Mary Martin in "Peter Pan" 1st seen on TV since 1973
1989 - Worst US oil spill, Exxon's Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska
1990 - Indian troops leave Sri Lanka
1990 - Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
1991 - "Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
1991 - 11th Golden Raspberry Awards: Ford Fairlane & Ghosts Can't Do It wins
1991 - Barcelona Dragons beat NY/NJ Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game
1991 - Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
1991 - Banks reopen in liberated Kuwait
Actress Mary MartinActress Mary Martin 1991 - NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3
1991 - Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter
1992 - "Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances
1992 - Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
1992 - Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes on mountain Hymettos at Athens: 5-6 die
1992 - 1st Belgium in the space, Dirk Frimout on Atlantis Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) launches into space
1993 - Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel
1994 - "Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances
1994 - "Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 53 performances
1994 - F-16 collides with C-130 Hercules above AFB in NC, 120 die
1996 - 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: Showgirls wins
1996 - Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual
LPGA Golfer Laura DaviesLPGA Golfer Laura Davies 1996 - Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
1996 - MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way
1997 - 69th Academy Awards - "The English Patient", Tom Cruise & Brenda Blythen win
1997 - Australian parliament overturns world's 1st & only euthanasia law
1998 - Jonesboro massacre: Two students, ages 11 and 13, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are dead and ten are wounded.
1998 - A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
1999 - Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
1999 - Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people die when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
Actor Tom CruiseActor Tom Cruise 2001 - 21st Golden Raspberry Awards: Battlefield Earth wins
2002 - 74th Academy Awards - "A Beautiful Mind", Denzel Washington & Halle Berry win
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.
2006 - Long-term protests in Belarus are broken by police.
2006 - Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.
2007 - The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
2008 - Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
2010 - Lee Kun-hee returns to Samsung Electronics chief executive officer (CEO) position after his resignation in April 21, 2008
265th Pope  Benedict XVI265th Pope Benedict XVI 2012 - African Union deploys 5,000 strong force with the aim of catching or killing warlord Joseph Kony
2013 - 17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan
2013 - 25 people are killed by gunmen in a coordinated attack in Adamawa State, Nigeria
2013 - A series of emergency meetings in Brussels undertaken to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation
2013 - Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship
2014 - Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea
2015 - Germanwings flight on route between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashes in the French Alps killing all 150 on board

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