24th March

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1989 Exxon Valdez runs aground The oil tanker, Exxon Valdez, runs aground off the Alaskan coast, releasing crude oil into the sea.
1988 Nicaragua conflict cease fire The conflict in Nicaragua between Sandinistas and Contras is paused following an accord signed by Daniel Ortega and Adolfo Calera
1978 Amoco Cadiz splits in two Violent seas split the wreck of the super tanker Amoco Cadiz destroying any hopes of salvaging any remaining oil.
1965 NASA - Ranger 9 crashes into moon Ranger 9 beams live pictures of the Moon to ordinary Americans as it hurtles down to crash on the surface.
1953 English Royalty Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth II's grandmother, dies in her sleep after a lengthy illness.
1874 Harry Houdini is born Magician and escape artist Harry Houdini is born in Hungary.
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On This Day - 24th March