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Wednesday February 24, 2021

February 24: Day of the Week

February 24, 2021 was the 55th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1582
    Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1803
    In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
  • 1809
    London’s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
  • 1826
    The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
  • 1831
    The 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.
  • 1848
    King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
  • 1863
    Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
  • 1920
    The Nazi Party is founded.
  • 1945
    Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
  • 2011
    Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).

Who were born on February 24?

  • 1557
    Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1619)
  • 1619
    Charles Le Brun, French artist (d. 1690)
  • 1921
    Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (d. 1992)
  • 1942
    Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
  • 1943
    Pablo Milanés, Cuban musician
  • 1956
    Paula Zahn, American journalist
  • 1966
    Ben Miller, English comedian, director and actor
  • 1970
    Jonathan Ward, American television and movie actor
  • 1989
    Kosta Koufos, American basketball player
  • 1991
    Madison Hubbell, American ice dancer

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