March 24 Historical Events
The following events took place on March 24. The list is arranged in chronological order.
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- 1401Turco-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
- 1603James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of Elizabeth I.
- 1603Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun from Emperor Go-Yōzei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo, Japan.
- 1663The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor in reward for their assistance in restoring Charles II of England to the throne.
- 1707The Acts of Union 1707 are signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms and parliaments of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 1720Count Frederick of Hesse-Kassel is elected King of Sweden by the Riksdag of the Estates, after his consort Ulrika Eleonora abdicated the throne on 29 February. She had been wanting to rule jointly with her husband in the same manner as William and Mary in the British Isles, but after the Riksdag of the Estates said no to this, she chose to abdicate the throne in his favour instead.
- 1721Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046–1051.
- 1731Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
- 1765American Revolution: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act, which requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
- 1829Catholic emancipation: The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
- 1832In Hiram, Ohio, a group of men beat and tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith.
- 1837Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.
- 1854Slavery is abolished in Venezuela.
- 1860Sakuradamon Incident: Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke.
- 1869The last of Titokowaru’s forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
- 1878The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
- 1882Robert Koch announces the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
- 1885Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Bang Bo on the Tonkin–Guangxi border.
- 1896A. S. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
- 1900Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
- 1907The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
- 1922Irish War of Independence: In Belfast, Northern Irish policemen break into the home of a Catholic family and shoot eight males inside, killing six.
- 1927Nanking Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
- 1934United States Congress passes the Tydings–McDuffie Act, allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
- 1944Ardeatine massacre: German troops murder 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
- 1944World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of war begin breaking out of the German camp Stalag Luft III.
- 1946The British Cabinet Mission, consisting of Lord Pethick-Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander, arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.
- 1958Rock ‘n’roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
- 1959The Party of the African Federation is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keïta.
- 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.
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