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February 24th

February 24th is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining until the end of the year (311 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 24th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 24th

1664 Thomas Newcomen (inventor - steam engine pioneer)

1786 Wilhelm Grimm (philosopher, folklorist - younger of Brothers Grimm)

1824 Charles Blondin (acrobat, tightrope walker)

1885 Chester Nimitz (US admiral)

1896 Caesar Cardini (chef, restaurateur - inventor of the Caesar Salad)

1934 Bettino Craxi (Prime Minister of Italy 1983-1987)

1938 James Farentino (actor)

1940 Denis Law (soccer player, sports broadcaster)

1942 Joseph Lieberman (US senator)

1948 Dennis Waterman (actor)

1954 Sid Meier (computer games designer - Civilization)

1955 Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple)

1955 Alain Prost (racing driver)

Alain Prost


1962 Michelle Shocked (singer)

1966 Billy Zane (actor)

1976 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (boxer, boxing promoter)



February 24th in History

1582 Pope Gregory XIII announces Gregorian Calender.

1711 Handel's Rinaldo premieres in London.

1803 US Supreme Court establishes the principal of judicial review.

1848 King Louise-Philippe of France abdicates.

1854 The Penny Red is the first perforated postage stap.

1868 US President Andrew Johnson is the first President to be impeached by the US House of Representatives (he is later acquitted in the Senate).

Andrew Johnson


1918 Estonia declares independence.

1920 Nancy Astor is the first woman to speak in the British Parliament.

1920 Adolf Hitler presents his National Socialist political program in Munich.

Adolf Hitler


1946 Juan Peron elected president of Argentina.

1976 Cuba proclaims a new constitution.

1981 Britain's Prince Charles becomes engaged to Lady Diana Spencer.

Lady Diana


1992 Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain marries Courtney Love.

2008 After nearly 50 years, Fidel Castro retires as President of Cuba.

Fidel Castro



February 24th is also

Independence Day 1918 (Estonia)

Flag Day (Mexico)


Astrology

People born on February 24th are Pisces

Pisces

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