Historical Events for 24th March 2024

1877 – University boat race between Oxford and Cambridge ends in a dead heat
1972 – Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
1980 – Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks on the LP “Rarites”
1981 – Bombay beat Delhi by innings and 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
1982 – US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
1987 – 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win
1990 – Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
1996 – MTA raises NYC bridge tolls to $3.50 each way
1997 – 69th Academy Awards: “The English Patient”, Geoffrey Rush and Frances McDormand win
2015 – Germanwings flight on route between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashes in the French Alps killing all 150 on board

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