24 March It Happened Today

1603  Death of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

1877  First dead heat in the Oxford-Cambridge boat race.

1887  Birth of American actor Roscoe “fatty” Arbuckle.

1905  Death of French author Jules Verne.

1930  Birth of American actor Steve McQueen.

1976  Death of British Field Marshall during WWII, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

2002  American actress Halle Berry becomes the first black actress to win an Oscar.



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