This Day in History

March 24th in History

Tokugawa becomes Shogun! In other news, the Great Escape begins, Elvis is drafted, and the Exxon Valdez has a slight accident. Peyton Manning, Tommy Hilfinger, Steve McQueen, Clyde Barrow, Ub Iwerks, Fatty Arbuckle, and Houdini are born; Field Marshal Montgomery, Jules Verne, Longfellow, Queen Elizabeth I, and Harun al-Rashid die.

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Quote of the Day

"Poets are like proverbs; you can always find one to contradict another."

Jules Verne, author died March 24, 1905