This Day in History on 24th March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 24th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • National Tree Planting Day (Uganda)
  • Student Day (Scientology)
  • World Tuberculosis Day (International)

Important Events

1307: Ramdevrao Yadav, the emperor of Devagiri, was captured by Malik Kafur and taken to Delhi.

1837: Canada granted African Canadians the right to vote.

1855: For the first time a long-distance telegraph message was sent from Calcutta to Delhi.

1882: The deadly infectious disease TB (Tuberculosis) was identified. The scientist who discovered it was Bacillus Robert Koch, later given the Nobel Prize.

1923: Greece became a republic.

1929: The historic session of the Lahore Congress began.

1946: A British Cabinet Mission arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.

1977: Morarji Desai became the Prime Minister of India. He was the first Prime Minister of India who did not belong to the Indian National Congress party.

1998: Titanic won a record 11 Oscars.

1998: A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India, killing 250 people and injuring 3,000 others.

1999: P. N. Bhagwati (India) elected vice-president of the United Nations Human Rights Committee for the second term.

2008: Bhutan became a democracy, and elections were held for the first time.

Birthday / Anniversary

1775: Muthuswami Dikshitar, a South Indian poet, singer, and veena player.

1901: Ub Iwerks, an American animator, and he designed Mickey Mouse.

1922: T. M. Soundararajan, an Indian Carnatic musician and a playback singer.

1930: Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (d. 1980)

1951: Tommy Hilfiger – American Fashion Designer

1965: The Undertaker, an American professional wrestler.

1979: Emraan Hashmi, an Indian film actor.

1984: Adrian D’Souza, an Indian field hockey goalkeeper.

Death / Death Anniversary

1603: Elizabeth I, the Queen of England and Ireland.

1849: Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, a German chemist.

1882: H. W. Longfellow, an American poet, and educator.

1905: Jules Verne, a French novelist, poet, and playwright.

1944: Orde Wingate, Indian-English general (b. 1903)

1603: Elizabeth I of England (b. 1533)

1905: Jules Verne, French novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1828)

1882: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator (b. 1807)

Further Reading

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