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  • Madrid, Spain
    Thursday Mar 24, 1808

    Napoleon

    The French arrived in Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Thursday Mar 24, 1808

    Marshal Murat led 120,000 troops into Spain. The French arrived in Madrid on 24 March, where wild riots against the occupation erupted just a few weeks later.




  • Jiangsu, China
    Thursday Mar 24, 1938

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Battle of Tai'erzhuang

    Jiangsu, China
    Thursday Mar 24, 1938

    With many victories achieved, Japanese field generals escalated the war in Jiangsu in an attempt to wipe out Chinese resistance, but were defeated at the Battle of Taierzhuang (March–April 1938).




  • Brussels, Belgium
    Monday Mar 24, 1952

    NATO Establishment

    Establishing The post of Secretary General of NATO

    Brussels, Belgium
    Monday Mar 24, 1952

    In 1952 the post of Secretary General of NATO was established as the organization's chief civilian. That year also saw the first major NATO maritime exercises, Exercise Mainbrace and the accession of Greece and Turkey to the organization.




  • Rwanda
    Sunday Mar 24, 1957

    Rwandan genocide

    Bahutu Manifesto

    Rwanda
    Sunday Mar 24, 1957

    In 1957, a group of Hutu scholars wrote the "Bahutu Manifesto". This was the first document to label the Tutsi and Hutu as separate races, and called for the transfer of power from Tutsi to Hutu based on what it termed "statistical law".




  • Los Angeles, U.S.
    Monday Mar 24, 1986

    Robin Williams

    Co-hosting the academy award

    Los Angeles, U.S.
    Monday Mar 24, 1986

    In 1986, Williams co-hosted the 58th Academy Awards.




  • Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
    Monday Mar 24, 1997

    Netflix

    Introduction of DVDs

    Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
    Monday Mar 24, 1997

    When Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings heard about DVDs, first introduced in the United States on March 24, 1997, they tested the concept of selling or renting DVDs by mail by mailing a compact disc to Hastings' house in Santa Cruz. When the disc arrived intact, they decided to take on the $16 billion home-video sales and rental industry.




  • Glodjane, Kosovo
    Tuesday Mar 24, 1998

    Kosovo War

    Yugoslav forces surrounded the village of Glodjane

    Glodjane, Kosovo
    Tuesday Mar 24, 1998

    On March 24, Yugoslav forces surrounded the village of Glodjane and attacked a rebel compound there.


  • Yugoslavia
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    Kosovo War

    Aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    This precipitated a mass expulsion of Kosovar Albanians as the Yugoslav forces continued to fight during the aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia (March–June 1999)


  • Turkey
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Imprisonment

    Turkey
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    In December 1997 in Siirt, Erdoğan recited a poem from a work written by Ziya Gökalp, a pan-Turkish activist of the early 20th century. His recitation included verses translated as "The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers...." which are not in the original version of the poem. Erdoğan said the poem had been approved by the education ministry to be published in textbooks. Under article 312/2 of the Turkish penal code his recitation was regarded as an incitement to violence and religious or racial hatred. He was given a ten-month prison sentence of which he served four months, from 24 March 1999 to 27 July 1999. Due to his conviction, Erdoğan was forced to give up his mayoral position. The conviction also stipulated a political ban, which prevented him from participating in parliamentary elections.


  • Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    Slobodan Milošević

    The NATO Air Strikes against Yugoslavia

    Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Wednesday Mar 24, 1999

    Serbian police and military counter-action against the pro-Albanian separatist Kosovo Liberation Army in Serbia's previously autonomous province of Kosovo culminated in escalating armed conflict in 1998 and NATO air strikes against Yugoslavia between March and June 1999, ending in full withdrawal of Yugoslav security forces from the province and deployment of international civil and security forces.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 24, 2001

    MacOS

    MacOS X

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 24, 2001

    Mac OS X was originally presented as the tenth major version of Apple's operating system for Macintosh computers; current versions of macOS retain the major version number "10". Previous Macintosh operating systems (versions of the classic Mac OS) were named using Arabic numerals, as with Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9. The letter "X" in Mac OS X's name refers to the number 10, a Roman numeral, and Apple has stated that it should be pronounced "ten" in this context. However, it is also commonly pronounced like the letter "X".


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 24, 2001

    MacOS

    Mac OS X launch

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Saturday Mar 24, 2001

    The consumer version of Mac OS X was launched in 2001 with Mac OS X 10.0. Reviews were variable, with extensive praise for its sophisticated, glossy Aqua interface, but criticizing it for sluggish performance. With Apple's popularity at a low, the makers of several classic Mac applications such as FrameMaker and PageMaker declined to develop new versions of their software for Mac OS X. Ars Technica columnist John Siracusa, who reviewed every major OS X release up to 10.10, described the early releases in retrospect as 'dog-slow, feature-poor' and Aqua as 'unbearably slow and a huge resource hog'.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 24, 2015

    Adidas

    Adidas and McDonald's Unveiled the 2015 McDonald's All-American Uniforms

    U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 24, 2015

    On 24 March 2015, Adidas and McDonald's unveiled the 2015 McDonald's All-American uniforms. For the third year in a row, players will be wearing short-sleeved jerseys, made with the same lightweight and breathable material as the ones used in the NBA.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Mar 24, 2016

    Johan Cruyff

    Death

    Barcelona, Spain
    Thursday Mar 24, 2016

    On the morning of 24 March 2016, in a clinic in Barcelona, Cruyff died at the age of 68, surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren.


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