Today in History

    What happened on the 24th of March in history?

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    • 1765
      Britain enacts Quartering Act
    • 1860
      Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in SF - 89 days out of NY
    • 1878
      British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost
    • 1882
      German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
    • 1894
      37 miners die at Franklin - Wash
    • 1934
      FDR grants future independence to Philippines
    • 1936
      Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in 16 mins & 30 seconds of 9th period. 176 minute games is hockey's longest
    • 1944
      In occupied Rome - Nazis executed more than 300 civilians
    • 1955
      Tennessee Williams - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens on Broadway
    • 1955
      1st oil drill seagoing rig placed in service
    • 1958
      Elvis Presley inducted into Army in Memphis Tenn
    • 1965
      US Ranger 9 strikes moon 10 miles NE of crater Alphonsus
    • 1972
      Great Britain imposed direct rule over N Ireland
    • 1976
      Argentine pres Isabel Peron deposed by country's milt
    • 1980
      Salvadoran death squads assassinate Archbishop Oscar Romero
    • 1981
      Nightline with Ted Koppel premiers
    • 1986
      US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra