March 24: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1707 - The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 1765 - American Revolution: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops
- 1882 - Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
- 1965 - NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing.
- 1993 - Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
- Famous Birthdays: John Harrison (English carpenter and clockmaker, invented the Marine chronometer), Peter Debye (Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Adolf Butenandt (German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), John Kendrew (English biochemist and crystallographer, Nobel Prize laureate), Dario Fo (Italian actor, director, composer, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate)
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