March 24 in Pop Culture History

March 24 in Pop Culture History

1707 – The Acts of Union 1707 was signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms and parliaments of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1765 – The Kingdom of Great Britain passed the Quartering Act, which required homes in the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.

1882 – Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.

1955 – Tennessee Williams’ play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opened in New York.

1956 – #1 Hit March 24, 1956 – April 20, 1956: Les BaxterPoor People Of Paris

1958 – Elvis Presley (serial number 53 310 761) was inducted into the U.S. Army

1973 – #1 Hit March 24, 1973 – April 6, 1973: The O’JaysLove Train

1979 – #1 Hit March 24, 1979 – April 13, 1979: Bee GeesTragedy

1989 – The Exxon Valdez, captained by Joseph Jeffrey Hazelwood, hit Prince William Sound, spilling 11,000,000 gallons of Alaskan crude oil.

1990 – #1 Hit March 24, 1990 – April 6, 1990: Alannah MylesBlack Velvet

1993- Doogie Howser, M.D. aired its final episode

2001 – #1 Hit March 24, 2001 – March 30, 2001: Crazy TownButterfly

2005 – The Office premiered on NBC

2006 – Hannah Montana premiered on The Disney Channel.

2007 – #1 Hit March 24, 2007 – April 6, 2007: Fergie featuring LudacrisGlamorous

2011 – The Book of Mormon (Broadway Musical) Opened on March 24, 2011

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