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On This Day In History for March 24, 2021
This is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 282 days remaining in 2021.
- It was on this date in 1721, that Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos
- On March 24, 1882, Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis
- It was on this date in 1900, that Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck broke ground for a new underground “Rapid Transit Railroad” that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn
- It was 63 years ago today, that Rock ‘n’ roll teen idol Elvis Presley was drafted in the U.S. Army
- It was on this date in 1965, that Images from the Ranger 9 lunar probe were broadcast live on network television
- Also today in 1993, Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
- That same date in 1998, First computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- English carpenter and clock-maker, invented the Marine chronometer, John Harrison, born on this date in 1693.
- Born March 24, 1820, French physicist and academic Edmond Becquerel.
- American soldier, geologist, and explorer, John Wesley Powell was born 187 years ago today.
- Joseph Stefan, the Austrian physicist, mathematician, and poet was born 186 years ago today.
- Born March 24, 1874, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor Harry Houdini.
- Peter Debye, the Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate was born 137 years ago today.
- German astronomer and author, Walter Baade, born on this date in 1893.
- American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks was born 120 years ago today.
- American criminal, Clyde Barrow, born on this date in 1909.
- Born March 24, 1911, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera Joseph Barbera.
- Norman Fell, American actor was born on that same date in 1924.
- Steve McQueen, the American actor and producer was born 91 years ago today.
- Also born on that same date in 1951, American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Tommy Hilfiger.
- American actor and comedian, Louie Anderson, born on this date in 1953.
- American businessman, Steve Ballmer is 65 today.
- Also turning 61 today is German singer-songwriter and actress Nena.
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- 26 – Chuck Tomasi
- 26 – Brina Baird in Hampton, VA
- 29 – Marc Blackburn
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 17, 2021
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