What happened this day in history February 24, 2006

What are the important events that happened on February 24, 2006? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 24, 2006: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 24, 2006 is the 55th day of the year 2006 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 11, 2006 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,140,739,200 seconds 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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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $37.24. (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.

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

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February 24, 2006 Historical Events

  • 2006
    Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.

Who died on February 24, 2006?

  • 2006
    Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • 2006
    Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)
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    Don Knotts, American actor (b. 1924)
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    John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
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    Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)

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