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.