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Friday February 24, 2017

February 24: Day of the Week

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

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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.

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)

  • 1387
    King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
  • 1538
    Treaty of Nagyvarad between Ferdinand I and John Zápolya.
  • 1582
    Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1895
    Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the second war for Cuban independence, that ends with the Spanish-American War in 1898.
  • 1917
    World War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
  • 1918
    Estonian Declaration of Independence.
  • 1945
    Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
  • 1980
    The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.
  • 1989
    Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a US$3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
  • 1989
    United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.

Who were born on February 24?

  • 1304
    Ibn Battuta, Arabian explorer (d. c.1368)
  • 1885
    Chester Nimitz, U.S. admiral (d. 1966)
  • 1928
    Barbara Lawrence, American actress
  • 1940
    Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 1947
    Rupert Holmes, English musician
  • 1950
    Steve McCurry, American photojournalist
  • 1960
    Nick Esasky, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Lloyd McGrath, former English footballer
  • 1981
    Mauro Rosales, Argentinian footballer
  • 1987
    Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress

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