24 March – This Day in History

This Day in History on 24 March

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

Important Days:

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

Important Events:

  • 1946: A British Cabinet Mission arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.
  • Telegraph Services Started Between Agra and Calcutta
  • 1998 – A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India, killing 250 people and injuring 3,000 others.

Birthday / Anniversary:

  • 1775: Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (d. 1835)
  • 1984: Adrian D’Souza, Indian field hockey player
  • 1951: Tommy Hilfiger – American Fashion Designer
  • 1930: Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (d. 1980)
  • 1775: Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (d. 1835)

Death / Death Anniversary:

  • 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)

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