- 1603 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.
- 1837 Canada gives its black citizens the right to vote
- 1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers and describes the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis ( Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
- 1976 Argentine President Isabel Martínez de Perón is deposed in a military coup
- 2018 Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft is caught on camera rubbing match ball with an object during 3rd Cricket Test in Cape Town, resulting in an infamous ball tampering scandal
Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
On March 24, 1999
"Census of the British Empire" shows Great Britain rules 1/5th of the world
On March 24, 1906
- 1891 56th UK Prime Minister Bonar Law (32) weds Annie Robley at West Free Church in Helensburgh, Scotland
- 1896 Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)
- 1921 Comedian Oliver Hardy (29) marries actress Myrtle Reeves (24)
- 1950 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini
- 1952 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris
- 1994 Robert F Kennedy Jr divorces Emily Black