What happened this day in history February 24, 1999

What are the important events that happened on February 24, 1999? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 24, 1999: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 24, 1999 is the 55th day of the year 1999 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, 1999 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 255,504 hours 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.

If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $1,643.25. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 24, 1999 Historical Events

  • 1999
    A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People’s Republic of China, killing 61.
  • 1999
    The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national convicted of murder during a botched bank robbery, in spite of Germany’s legal action to attempt to save him.

Who died on February 24, 1999?

  • 1999
    Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • 1999
    David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, British politician and peer (b. 1904)
  • 1999
    Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916)

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