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3/24/2020 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - March 24

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Today in History in 1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB; and in 1947 John D. Rockefeller Jr. donates New York City East River site to the United Nations.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1603 - Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.
  • 1721 - Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos (to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt)
  • 1837 - Canada gives black citizens the right to vote
  • 1882 - German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
  • 1947 - John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN
  • 1976 - Argentine President Isabel Peron deposed by country's military
  • 1999 - Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.



Famous Birthdays

  • 1820 - Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)
  • 1855 - Andrew W. Mellon, banker (Mellon Bank), US Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32) and philanthropist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1874 - Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Budapest, magician/escape artist
  • 1902 - Thomas E. Dewey, Owosso Michigan, Governor and Republican presidential candidate 1944, 1948
  • 1909 - Clyde Barrow, bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame)
  • 1930 - Steve McQueen, American actor (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), born in Beech Grove, Indiana
  • 1976 - Peyton Manning, American football player, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Weddings

  • 1896 - Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)
  • 1950 - Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini
  • 1952 - Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris
  • 1984 - "Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff (32) weds "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (28)
  • 1996 - Former Atlanta mayor and UN ambassador Andrew Young (64) weds Carolyn Watson (49) in South Africa

Famous Divorces

  • 1994 - Robert F Kennedy Jr divorces Emily Black

Famous Deaths

  • 1603 - Elizabeth I Tudor, [Virgin Queen], of England and Ireland (1558-1603), dies at 69
  • 1956 - Edmund Taylor Whittaker, British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions), dies at 82
  • 1964 - Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59

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