March 24 – This Day in History

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“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.” History has been instrumental in helping form our present identity and consequently guiding our future. Do you know about the events that happened in the world on March 24? Well, here we bring you an interesting read on this day in history, i.e. March 24.

What Events Happened in India on March 24

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1946 – Arrival of British Cabinet Mission
A British Cabinet Mission had arrived in India on this day to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.

1977 – Morarji Desai
Morarji Desai’s election was a milestone because he became the Prime Minister of India and the only Prime Minister not to belong to Indian National Congress.

1998 – Deadly tornado at Dantan
A tornado swept through Dantan in India and killed around 250 people and caused 3,000 casualties.

2020 – Imposition of Lockdown in India
Indian PM Narendra Modi ordered a 21-day lockdown for the world’s second-most populous country of 1.3 billion people to deal with COVID-19.

Historical Events That Happened Around the World on March 24

1603 – Commencement of Tokugawa Shogun
Tokugawa Leyasu on this day was granted the title of Shogun, officially establishing the Tokugawa Shogunate which would rule Japan until 1867.

1664 – Colonization of Rhode Island
Roger Williams, an English explorer was granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island.

1824 – Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” in St. Petersburg.

1853 – The Provincial Freeman – Anti Slavery newspaper
The Anti-slavery newspaper “The Provincial Freeman” first published in Windsor, Ontario, edited by Samuel Ringgold Ward and Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first black woman publisher in North America.

1882 – Discovery of Tubercle Bacillus
German scientist Robert Koch is credited with the discovery of the tubercle bacillus which was considered the cause of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). This led to the establishment of the germ theory.

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1939 – Premiering of Wuthering heights, based on the novel by Emily Bronte
“Wuthering Heights” premiered in Los Angeles. The movie was based on the novel by Emily Brontë. It was directed by William Wyler and starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier.

1945 – Allied forces discussed German Developments
Generals of the allied forces, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery and Omar Bradley came together to discuss advance in Germany during the world war.

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1958 – Elvis Presley Entered the Army
Renowned American singer, Elvis Presley joined the American marine forces on this day. This incident created nationwide news.

1972 – Rule over Northern Ireland
Amidst the Independence struggle, Great Britain imposed direct rule over Northern Ireland.

1997 – Overturning Euthanasia law
On a landmark judgement, the Australian parliament overturned the world’s 1st & only euthanasia law.

List of Important Birthdays

Here are the most important birthdays on March 24:

1733 – Joseph Priestly
Joseph Priestley is an English chemist, theologian and author who is credited for the discovery of oxygen and carbonated water was born in Birstall, England.

1855 – Andrew Mellon
Andrew Mellon who is an American banker, industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), was born on this day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1912- Dorothy Height
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Dorothy Height is renowned American civil rights and women’s rights activist.

1973 – Jim Parsons
American actor famous for his role as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons was born on March 24, 1973 in Houston, Texas.

1979 – Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi is an Indian actor famous for his roles in Murder and Zeher and was born on March 24, 1979 in Pulgaon, Maharashtra.

This is where we conclude our blog. We hope you enjoyed reading about the significance of March 24 in history. For more such articles related to history and more, follow us at Leverage Edu!

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