A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 24th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 24, 1199, while fighting in France at Limousin, an administrative region in the South-Central part of France that is now Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the King of England known as Richard I, the Lionheart, was struck in the shoulder by a bolt launched by a crossbow, leading to the King’s death on April 6, 1199.
On March 24, 1944, the hard work of 600 American and British POW’s was ready to pay off, and 200 of them were ready to escape from Stalag Luft III!
On March 24, 1958, Elvis Aron Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll,” was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country in Germany, on the front lines of the Cold War.
On March 24, 1976, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount of Alamein, hero of World War II, died at home in England.
On March 24, 2015, we more or less found out the answer to the question, “What if your pilot (or co-pilot) hijacks your airliner?”
On March 24, 2015, the devastating crash of Germanwings flight 9525 in the French Alps killed everyone on board.
On March 24, 2015, we ran a list of 10 “Patriots” Who Dodged the Draft or Did Not Serve, people that either enjoy the mantle of or are perceived to be “patriots” that failed to serve in the military during time of war.
On March 24, 2017, Fox News ran a story about a woman in St. John’s County, Florida (Jacksonville- St. Augustine area) who has been flying an American flag with a blue stripe in the middle, a blue stripe that stands for “Blue Lives Matter.”
On Friday, March 24th, 2023, one of the most covered news stories was the possible consequences of arresting a former president.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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