What Happened on Mar 24

  • The Quartering Act

    In March 1765, Parliament passed the Quartering Act to address the practical concerns of such a troop deployment. Under the terms of this... Read more

  • George Washington Writes A Letter To The Continental Congress

    On March 24, 1776, one week after the British troops under General William Howe evacuated Boston, General George Washington wrote a letter to the... Read more

  • Treaty Of Cusseta Is Signed

    Although the Creeks had been forced from Georgia, with many Lower Creeks moving to the Indian Territory, there were still about 20,000 Upper Creeks... Read more

  • Harry Houdini Is Born

    Harry Houdini was born in Budapest, Hungary, to a Jewish family. A copy of his birth certificate was found and published in The Houdini Birth... Read more

  • Clyde Barrow Is Born

    Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well known outlaws, robbers, and criminals... Read more

  • Joseph Stalin Marries Nadezhda Alliluyeva

    Stalin's wife, who was one of Lenin's secretaries after the revolution, married him when she was 17 and he was 40. As a schoolgirl she looked up to... Read more

  • Battle of Taierzhuang

    The Battle of Tai'erzhuang (simplified Chinese: 台儿庄会战; traditional Chinese: 臺兒莊會戰; pinyin: Tái'érzhūang Huìzhàn) was a battle of the Second... Read more

  • Battle of Xuzhou

    The Battle of Xuzhou was fought between Japanese and Chinese forces in May 1938 during Second Sino-Japanese War. In contemporary accounts in... Read more

  • Allied Forces Begin Operation Strangle to Disrupt German Supply Routes in Italy

    Operation Strangle was a series of air operations during the Italian Campaign of World War II by the United States Fifteenth and Twelfth Air Forces... Read more

  • Operation Varsity

    Operation Varsity (24 March 1945) was a joint American–British airborne operation that took place toward the end of World War II. Involving more... Read more

  • 21st Academy Awards

    The 21st Academy Awards features numerous firsts. It was the first time a non-Hollywood production won Best Picture, Hamlet. It was the first time... Read more

  • San Francisco Beats Iowa in Final Four

    The 1956 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of... Read more

  • Cincinnati Beats Ohio State in Final Four

    The 1962 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of... Read more

  • Motörhead release Overkill

    Overkill is the second album released by Motörhead, in 1979, and their first for Bronze Records. It peaked at number 24 on the UK charts. It had a... Read more

  • Louisville Beats UCLA in Final Four

    The 1980 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of... Read more

  • 58th Academy Awards

    The 58th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1985, were held on March 24, 1986 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,... Read more

  • The Rolling Stones Release 'Dirty Work'

    Dirty Work is The Rolling Stones' 18th studio album. It was released on 24 March 1986 on the Rolling Stones label by CBS Records. Produced by Steve... Read more

  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    On March 24, 1989 the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling an estimated 11 million gallons... Read more

  • Exxon Valdez Strikes Bligh Reef, Causing Disastrous Oil Spill at Sea

    The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in the Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 23, 1989. It is considered one of the most devastating... Read more

  • WrestleMania VII

    WrestleMania VII was the seventh annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It... Read more

  • 69th Academy Awards

    The 69th Academy Awards were dominated by movies produced by independent studios, financed outside of mainstream Hollywood, leading to 1997 being... Read more

  • Blue Öyster Cult releases Heaven Forbid

    Heaven Forbid is a Blue Öyster Cult album released in 1998. It was the band's first studio album in a decade (not counting the 1992 soundtrack to... Read more

  • S&P 500 Peaks

    Another reason may have been accelerated business spending in preparation for the Y2K switchover. Once New Year had passed without incident,... Read more

  • Apple Launches OS X v10.0, Codenamed "Cheetah"

    Mac OS X version 10.0, code named “Cheetah”, is the first major release of Mac OS X, Apple’s desktop and server operating system. Mac OS X v10.0... Read more

  • U2's Elevation Tour

    The Elevation Tour was a worldwide concert tour by the Irish rock band U2. Launched in support of the group's 2000 album All That You Can't Leave... Read more