Printer Friendly

Today's the day.

March 24 is: World Tuberculosis Day On this day in: 1603 - James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and Ireland when Elizabeth I dies. 1721 - Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now called Brandenburg Concertos. 1896 - A S Popov makes first radio signal transmission. 1921 - First international women's sporting event, the Women's Olympiad, begins in Monte Carlo.

1944 - In an event dramatised in movie The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of war begin breaking out of German camp Stalag Luft III. 1958 - Elvis Presley is drafted into the US Army.

1989 - In Prince William Sound, Alaska, the Exxon Valdez, above, spills 240,000 barrels of crude oil after running aground. 1999 - NATO began attacks on Yugoslavia without UN approval, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country. 2015 - Germanwings Flight 9525 crashes in French Alps in an apparent pilot mass murdersuicide, killing all 150 on board.

COPYRIGHT 2018 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2018 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 24, 2018
Next Article:Girls talk.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |