- 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.
- 1721 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
- 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
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