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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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)
- 1538Treaty of Nagyvarad between Ferdinand I and John Zápolya.
- 1607L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
- 1711The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.
- 1863Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
- 1868Andrew 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.
- 1918Estonian Declaration of Independence.
- 1983A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
- 1999A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People’s Republic of China, killing 61.
- 2006Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
- 2007Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
Who were born on February 24?
- 1786Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)
- 1919Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian turned American international civil servant (d. 2004)
- 1920Ernst Reiss, Swiss mountaineer (d. 2010)
- 1921Abe Vigoda, American actor
- 1922Richard Hamilton, English painter
- 1934Linda Cristal, Argentina-born actress
- 1984Clivio Piccione, Monegasque racing driver
- 1984Sterling James Keenan, American professional wrestler
- 1985Britney Stevens, American pornographic actress
- 1986Wojtek Wolski, Polish/Canadian ice hockey player
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