On This Day: March 24th

This is 84th day of the year and 282 days remain in the year.

in history
Queen Elizabeth I died at age 69 after ruling England for more than 40 years.
Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus.
Laurence Olivier's Hamlet became the first British film to win an Oscar.
Rock 'n' roll star Elvis Presley joined the U.S. army for two years.
In one of worst oil spills in recent history, the tanker, Exxon Valdez, ran aground and released 240,000 barrels of oil into Prince William Sound.
NATO begins launching air strikes in an attempt to force Serbia to cease hostilities against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
Halle Berry became the first African-American actress to win a best actress Oscar and Denzel Washington became the second African-American actor to get the best actor award.
The notorious Bird family's more than half-century stronghold on the nation of Antigua and Barbuda came to an end when Baldwin Spencer won the post of prime minister in the general election.
March 24 Birthdays
Harry HoudiniPronunciation: [hOOdE´nE]
1874–1926, American magician and writer, born in Budapest, Hungary.
Steve McQueenactor
Peyton Manningfootball player
William Morrisdesigner
Edward Westonphotographer
Thomas Deweypolitician
Georgius Agricolafather of mineralogy
John Wesley Powellgeologist and ethnologist

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