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 This day in History - March 24
378 Historic Events for March 24
1835

Josef Stefan, Austria, physicist (Stefan-Boltzmann law)

Birth
1837

Philips, Count of Flanders Belgium

Birth
1837

Canada gives blacks the right to vote

Event
1838

Thomas Attwood, composer, dies at 72

Death
1842

Stendhal [Marie-H Beyle], French writer (The Love), buried at 59

Death
1848

State of siege proclaimed in Amsterdam

Event
1855

Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas

Event
1855

Olive Schreiner, S African writer (Portrait of a South African Woman)

Birth
1855

Andrew W Mellon, founder (Mellon Bank)/US Sec of Treasury

Birth
1860

Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in SF, 89 days out of NY

Event
1866

Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer

Birth
1866

Maria Amalia, of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Filips of Austria, dies

Death
1867

Mary, [Victoria MALOPCA of Teck], queen of Gt Brit, dies at 85

Death
1868

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms

Event
1869

mile Fabre, France, playwright, administrator of Com‚die Fran‡aise

Birth
1871

Ernest Rutherford, nuclear scientist

Birth
1874

Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Budapest, magician/escape artist

Birth
1874

Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)

Birth
1877

University boat race between Oxford and Cambridge ends in a dead heat

Event
1877

Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51

Death
1878

Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff], Dutch writer

Birth
1878

British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost

Event
1878

Albin Masek, composer, dies at 73

Death
1880

Tobacco Growers' Mutual Insurance Company incorporates in CT

Event
1881

Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69

Death