On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1905

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A group of Cretans dedicated to Crete's union with Greece led by Eleutherios Venizelos, meet at the village of Therisso and proclaim a union in defiance of the Great Powers

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJules Verne

Jules Verne, French writer known as the "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne