What are the important events that happened on February 24? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
February 24: Facts & Myths About This Day
February 24 is the 55th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 11, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,902,080 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘pentacontapentagon’ day.
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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 342 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,987 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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February 24: This Day In History
By Roman custom, February 24 is the day added to a leap year in the Julian calendar. The Mensis Intercalaris began on this day or the following day in intercalary years in the pre-Julian calendar. This custom still has some effect around the world; for example, with respect to name days in Hungary.
February 24 Historical Events
In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
The Nazi Party is founded.
The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 26, 1942.
Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
Cuba: national Constitution is proclaimed.
An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People’s Republic of China, killing 61.
Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
Who were born on February 24?
Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1619)
Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)
Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
August Derleth, American writer (d. 1971)
Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
René Arocha, Cuban baseball player
Brian Savage, Canadian ice hockey player
Mike Lowell, Puerto Rican baseball player
Marco Campos, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1995)
Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler
Who died on February 24?
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (b. 1643)
Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (b. 1637)
Colonel Francis Charteris, known as “The Rape-Master General”. (b. 1675)
Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1860)
André Messager, French composer and conductor (b. 1853)
Sparky Adams, American baseball player (b. 1894)
Malcolm Forbes, American publisher (b. 1917)
Sandro Pertini, Italian politician (b. 1896)
Tony Conigliaro, American baseball player (b. 1945)
Antonio Prohías, Cuban-born cartoonist (b. 1921)
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