March 24 in history: Bhutan's first democratic elections, Canada's extension of voting rights to black citizens, and more

Here's what happened today in history

1837

Canada gives its black citizens the right to vote

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1882

Robert Koch discovers bacterium responsible for tuberculosis

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1965

NASA's Ranger 9 crashes into moon during live broadcast

(Photograph:WION)

1989

Exxon Valdez runs aground, spills 11-million-gallon oil in Gulf of Alaska

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2008

Bhutan holds its first democratic elections

(Photograph:WION)

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