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March 24th, 2008 (March 24 2008)EventBhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
March 24th, 2007 (March 24 2007)EventThe Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
March 24th, 2006 (March 24 2006)EventLong-term protests in Belarus are broken by police.
March 24th, 2006 (March 24 2006)EventPope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.
March 24th, 2003 (March 24 2003)EventThe Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.
March 24th, 1999 (March 24 1999)EventKosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
March 24th, 1999 (March 24 1999)EventMont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people die when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
March 24th, 1998 (March 24 1998)EventJonesboro 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.
March 24th, 1998 (March 24 1998)EventA tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
March 24th, 1989 (March 24 1989)EventExxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (42,000 m?) of petroleum after running aground.
March 24th, 1980 (March 24 1980)EventArchbishop Oscar Romero is killed by right-wing terrorists while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
March 24th, 1976 (March 24 1976)EventArgentina s military forces depose president Isabel Peron and start the National Reorganization Process.
March 24th, 1973 (March 24 1973)EventKenyan track runner Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, California.
March 24th, 1972 (March 24 1972)EventThe United Kingdom imposes "Direct Rule" over Northern Ireland.
March 24th, 1965 (March 24 1965)EventNASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert it s signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing.
March 24th, 1959 (March 24 1959)EventThe Party of the African Federation (PFA) is launched by Leopold Sedar Senghor and Modibo Keita.
March 24th, 1958 (March 24 1958)EventElvis Presley is officially inducted into the U.S.Army.Elvis Presley Quotes
March 24th, 1944 (March 24 1944)EventArdeatine Massacre: German troops kill 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
March 24th, 1944 (March 24 1944)EventWorld War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
March 24th, 1936 (March 24 1936)EventThe longest game in NHL history was played between Detroit and Montreal. Detroit scored at 16:30 of the sixth overtime and won the game 1-0.
March 24th, 1934 (March 24 1934)EventU.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act.
March 24th, 1923 (March 24 1923)EventGreece becomes a republic.
March 24th, 1907 (March 24 1907)EventThe first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
March 24th, 1900 (March 24 1900)EventNew York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
March 24th, 1882 (March 24 1882)EventRobert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis).
March 24th, 1878 (March 24 1878)EventThe British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.
March 24th, 1868 (March 24 1868)EventMetropolitan Life Insurance Company is formed.
March 24th, 1844 (March 24 1844)EventAfter a month of its independence, Dominican Republic fights against the Haitian army led by Charles Herard and General Pierrot
March 24th, 1837 (March 24 1837)EventCanada gives African men the right to vote.
March 24th, 1832 (March 24 1832)EventIn Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr..Joseph Smith Quotes
March 24th, 1765 (March 24 1765)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
March 24th, 1731 (March 24 1731)EventNaturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
March 24th, 1603 (March 24 1603)EventJames VI of Scotland also becomes James I King of England.
March 24th, 1401 (March 24 1401)EventMongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.

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