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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 that of the IAS Exam. 

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

Important Days:

World Tuberculosis Day
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)

Futher Reading

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