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Friday February 24, 2017

February 24: Day of the Week

February 24, 2017 was the 55th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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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 Event(s)

  • 1303
    Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
  • 1607
    L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
  • 1822
    The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
  • 1848
    King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
  • 1868
    Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
  • 1875
    The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries.
  • 1920
    The Nazi Party is founded.
  • 1981
    An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.

Who were born on February 24?

  • 1914
    Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • 1924
    Erik Nielsen, Canadian politician (d. 2008)
  • 1951
    Helen Shaver, Canadian actress
  • 1962
    Teri Weigel, American pornographic actress
  • 1974
    Chad Hugo, American musician (N*E*R*D) and producer (The Neptunes)
  • 1976
    Eric Griffin, American rock guitarist
  • 1976
    Marco Campos, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1995)
  • 1977
    Jason Akermanis, Australian footballer
  • 1978
    Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
  • 1982
    Klára Zakopalová, Czech tennis player

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