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.
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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)
- 1538Treaty of Nagyvarad between Ferdinand I and John Zápolya.
- 1582Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
- 1831The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.
- 1895Revolution 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.
- 1918Estonian Declaration of Independence.
- 1920The Nazi Party is founded.
- 1989United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
- 1999A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People’s Republic of China, killing 61.
- 1999The 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.
- 2008Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.
Who were born on February 24?
- 1846Luigi Denza, Italian composer (d. 1922)
- 1934Linda Cristal, Argentina-born actress
- 1943Terry Semel, American business executive
- 1948Walter Smith, Scottish football manager
- 1955Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer (d. 2011)
- 1959Beth Broderick, American actress
- 1964Todd Field, American actor and film director
- 1977Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player
- 1979Jesse Billauer, American quadriplegic surfer
- 1984Clivio Piccione, Monegasque racing driver
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