2008 - Bhutan holds its first ever general election, as an official democracy
1989 - Exxon Valdez disaster
1973 - The album "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd was released, remaining on the charts until 1988, the longest run in history.
1955 - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway.
1882 - German scientist Robert Koch announced in Berlin that he had discovered the bacillus responsible for tuberculosis.
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1900 - Ground is broken on New York's underground Rapid Transit Railroad, which would later become New York's subway system.
2002 - Halle Berry: first African-American woman winning Best Actress Academy Award
1401 - Damascus is captured by Timur, the founder of the Mughal Dynasty.
1980 - Louisville wins the NCAA men's basketball championship by beating UCLA 59-54
March 24th Holiday
World Tuberculosis Day - Promotes awareness about tuberculosis and the global effort to eradicate the disease.
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