On This Day in History for March 24 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 117 of 117

  • 1999 Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 1999 Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people die when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
  • 2003 The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.
  • 2006 Long-term protests in Belarus are broken by police.

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2006 Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.

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265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2007 The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
  • 2008 Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
  • 2010 Lee Kun-hee returns to Samsung Electronics chief executive officer (CEO) position after his resignation in April 21, 2008
  • 2012 African Union deploys 5,000 strong force with the aim of catching or killing warlord Joseph Kony
  • 2013 17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan
  • 2013 25 people are killed by gunmen in a coordinated attack in Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • 2013 A series of emergency meetings in Brussels undertaken to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation
  • 2013 Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship
  • 2014 Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea
  • 2015 Germanwings flight on route between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashes in the French Alps killing all 150 on board
  • 2015 The Opportunity rover becomes the first to complete a Martian marathon
  • 2016 Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić found guilty of genocide during 1995 Srebrenica massacre, sentenced to 40 years

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

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