Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 24

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This is a list of selected March 24 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 24, 2019 featured article or the March 24, 2019 featured picture.

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Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice in Argentina stub
1721Johann Sebastian Bach presented Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt with six concertos, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos. refimprove section
1898 – The first American-built automobile, a Winton, was sold. more footnotes
1927 – Following the capture of Nanjing by an alliance of Nationalist and Communist forces, British and American warships bombarded the city in defence of foreign citizens there. refimprove
1934 – The United States Government passed the Tydings–McDuffie Act, establishing the Commonwealth of the Philippines, a ten-year transitional government in preparation for full Philippine independence and sovereignty. featured on November 15
1944World War II: German occupation troops killed 335 people in Rome as a reprisal for a partisan attack conducted on the previous day against the SS Police Regiment Bozen. refimprove section
1944Second World War: Captured Allied airmen began "the Great Escape", breaking out of the German prison camp Stalag Luft III. refimprove section
1965NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on television, brought images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash-landing. single source
1976 – Military leaders in Argentina led by Jorge Rafael Videla deposed President Isabel Perón in a coup d'état, established a military junta known as the National Reorganization Process, and began state-sponsored violence against dissidents known as the Dirty War. date not cited, empty section
1980 – One day after making a plea to Salvadoran soldiers to stop carrying out the government's repression, Archbishop Óscar Romero was assassinated in San Salvador. refimprove section
1999Kosovo War: NATO launched air strikes against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country. refimprove section



March 24: World Tuberculosis Day

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James VI and I

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