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24 March

1455 – Rome – Pope Nicholas V died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Nicholas_V

1603 – England & Scotland – Elizabeth I died, aged 69. James VI of Scotland also became James I of England. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=elizabeth1 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=james1

1663 – England/America – Charles II granted Province of Carolina to 8 Lords Proprietor. http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-colonial/1655

1707 – GB – Acts of Union signed. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/legislativescrutiny/act-of-union-1707/

1765 – GB/America – Quartering Act passed (American Revolutionary War). http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/parliament-passes-the-quartering-act

1829 – UK – Roman Catholic Relief Act passed. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo4/10/7/contents

1837 – Canada – African Canadian men given vote.

1849 – Italy – First Italian War of Independence ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Italian_War_of_Independence

1854 – Venezuela – Slavery abolished. http://www.jstor.org/stable/979914?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

1860 – Japan – Sakuradamon Incident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakuradamon_Incident_(1860)

1869 – NZ – Tītokowaru’s War ended (New Zealand Wars). http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/titokowarus-war

1885 – Vietnam – Battle of Bang Bo (Sino-French War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bang_Bo_(Zhennan_Pass)

1900 – USA – Construction of New York City Subway began. http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/The_New_York_Rapid_Transit_Decision_of_1900_(Katz)

1922 – Northern Ireland – McMahon Killings (Irish War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMahon_killings

1937 – France – Imperial Airways plane crashed near Ouroux, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19370324-0

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Washington-Bolling AFB, DC, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430324-0

1944 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Berlin & Frankfurt (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – India – USAAF plane crashed near Itanagar, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440324-0

1944 – Italy – Ardeatine massacre, 335 killed (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardeatine_massacre


1944 – Germany – Escape from Stalag Luft III (WWII). https://youtu.be/rjLmH3z9RE0  http://www.elsham.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/gt_esc/

1945 – Germany – Seven USAAF planes shot down near Wesel, 19 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450324-17

1945 – Germany – USAAF plane shot down near Mehr, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450324-27

1952 – Mali – SATT plane crashed near Gao Airport, 17 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520324-0

1968 – Ireland – Aer Lingus Flight 712 crashed off Tuskar Rock, 61 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19680324-0

1970 – Australia – Earthquake measuring 6.7Mw, epicentre in Canning Basin.

1989 – Alaska – Exxon Valdez oil spill. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/24/newsid_4231000/4231971.stm

1998 – USA – Shooting at Westside Middle school, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 5 killed. http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/golden-andrew.htm

1998 – India – Tornado hit Dantan, 250 killed.


1999 – France – Fire in Mont Blanc Tunnel, 38 killed. http://youtu.be/EzXHYnuSITc  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/304219.stm

1999 – Yugoslavia – NATO bombing began (Kosovo War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_bombing_of_Yugoslavia

2001 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 6.7Mw, epicentre near Horoshima, 2 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1239484.stm

2011 – Burma – Earthquake measuring 6.8Mw, epicentre in Shan, 150 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12852237

2015 – France – Germanwing Flight 9525 crashed at Prads-Haute-Bléone, 150 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32035121  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20150324-0

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1595 – William de Allestry, Richard de Hammond and Thomas de Allix were executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1732 – William Tuke born (Philanthropist). http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/tuke_william.shtml

1759 – Benjamin Windle and Henry Nelson were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1823 – William Johnson was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf