On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1603

John Manningham Notes the Passing of Queen Elizabeth I

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shogun, officially establishing the Tokugawa Shogunate which would rule Japan until 1867


Famous Deaths

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I Tudor [Virgin Queen], Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) and daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, dies at 69

1603 Highlights

About March 24, 1603

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 418 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries