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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.

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

1832Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio

1882German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB

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

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

1958Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)

1968Mickey Wright wins Port Malabar Golf Invitational

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

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

1991Wrestlemania VII in LA, Hulk Hogan pins Sgt Slaughter

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

1996Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

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

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

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

On This Day In History
Date Event
Mar 24, 1379
End of Gelderse war victory 
Mar 24, 1545
German Parliament opens in Worms 
Mar 24, 1550
France & England sign Peace of Boulogne 
Mar 24, 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. 
Mar 24, 1629
1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia 
Mar 24, 1664
Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island 
Mar 24, 1721
Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos (to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt) 
Mar 24, 1731
Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed. 
Mar 24, 1765
Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers 
Mar 24, 1792
Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London 
Mar 24, 1801
Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia 
Mar 24, 1815
Handel & Haydn Society of Boston founded 
Mar 24, 1828
Philadelphia & Columbia Railway (1st state owned) authorized 
Mar 24, 1832
Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio 
Mar 24, 1837
Canada gives black citizens the right to vote 
Mar 24, 1848
State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam 
Mar 24, 1855
Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas 
Mar 24, 1860
Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in SF, 89 days out of NY 
Mar 24, 1868
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms 
Mar 24, 1877
University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat 
Mar 24, 1878
British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost 
Mar 24, 1880
Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in CT 
Mar 24, 1882
German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB 
Mar 24, 1883
1st telephone call between NY & Chicago 
Mar 24, 1887
Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey) 
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