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.