March 24, 1999 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people die when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

Deaths in History

  • Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)