Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 24

  • March 24, 1241
    Mongol army enters almost abandoned Krakaw in Poland, sacking and burning the city
  • March 24, 1550
    France and England sign the Peace of Boulogne which ends the war of England with Scotland and France. France bought back Boulogne for 400,000 crowns
  • March 24, 1603
    Tudor Queen Elizabeth I of England dies and is succeeded by her cousin, son of Mary, King James VI of Scotland, thus uniting the crowns of Scotland and England
  • March 24, 1661
    William Leddra becomes the last Quaker to be hanged in Boston when Charles II orders the executions stopped
  • March 24, 1720
    Financial crisis for banks of Paris, France, as the Mississippi Bubble bursts
  • March 24, 1721
    Johann Sebastian Bach opens his Brandenburg concertos, a collection of six instrumental works presented by Bach to Christian Ludwig, margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
  • March 24, 1765
    Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers in public and private buildings
  • March 24, 1794
    Tadeusz Kostiuszko, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War, announces the general uprising and assumed the powers of the Commander in Chief of all of the Polish forces
  • March 24, 1802
    Richard Trevithick is granted a patent in London for his steam locomotive
  • March 24, 1882
    German scientist Robert Koch announces in Berlin that he has discovered the bacillus responsible for tuberculosis
  • March 24, 1933
    Following the Reichstag Fire Decree abolished most civil liberties, German Reichstag passes the Enabling Act giving Hitler dictatorial powers until April 1, 1937
  • March 24, 1942
    United States moves native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers starting internment of Japanese-American citizens in the United States
  • March 24, 1972
    Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
  • March 24, 1986
    United States and Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra during United States bombing of Libya
  • March 24, 1989
    Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, strikes Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spils 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil, which becomes one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters
  • March 24, 1997
    Australian parliament overturns world's first and only euthanasia law
  • March 24, 2014
    During an emergency meeting, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, and Canada temporarily suspend Russia from the G8

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