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19871st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win

1882German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB

1955Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

199769th Academy Awards - "The English Patient", Tom Cruise & Brenda Blythen win

1721Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos (to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt)

1968Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational

1996Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

1947John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN

1603Scottish 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.

1989Mary Martin in "Peter Pan" 1st seen on TV since 1973

1992"Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances

1958Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

1832Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio

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

200274th Academy Awards - "A Beautiful Mind", Denzel Washington & Halle Berry win

1991Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter

March 24th Historical Events
Date Event
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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" 
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 
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 
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. 
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 
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 
2016
IS Trains 400 Fighters to Attack Europe in Wave of Bloodshed 
2016
MH370 search: Mozambique debris 'almost certainly' from missing plane 
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