1837 – Canada gave African Canadian men the right to vote on the 24th March 1837.
1874 – Harry Houdini the Hungarian-American magician and actor was born on the 24th March 1874 (died 1926).
1936 ~ David Suzuki (CC|OBC) the Japanese-Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist was born David Takayoshi Suzuki on the 24th March 1936. Official website: www.DavidSuzuki.org | YouTube video: David Suzuki presents the UNSW Jack Beale Lecture 2013: Global Environment & Imagining a sustainable future: foresight over hindsight. A wide-ranging talk discussing the environmental movement’s successes and failures, explores human evolution and the threats to our future, outlines the problems of a globalised economy, criticises the Australian government’s climate change policies, and points to a sustainable way forward…
1958 – Elvis Presley was drafted in the U.S. Army on the 24th March 1958.
1960 ~ Nena the German singer-songwriter from the band Nena was born Gabriele Susanne Kerner in Hagen, West Germany on the 24th March 1960. Nena rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song 99 Luftballons. In 1984 Nena re-recorded the song in English as 99 Red Balloons. Since the 1980s Nena has done some TV hosting, co-founded a new school Neue Schule Hamburg, and recorded a song with Kim Wilde – Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime. Nena’s official website: www.nena.de, Facebook: Facebook.com/NENAofficial, Twitter verified: Twitter.com/NenaOfficial & YouTube channel: Youtube.com/NenaOfficial YouTube video: Nena – 99 Luftballons (1983 German Version)…
1960 – Kelly LeBrock the American model and actress was born on the 24th March 1960.
1970 – Lara Flynn Boyle the American actress was born on the 24th March 1970.
1993 – Discovery of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 on the 24th March 1993.
1999 – Mont Blanc Tunnel fire killed 38 people on the 24th March 1999.