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Monday February 24, 2020

February 24: Day of the Week

February 24, 2020 was the 55th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 311 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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)

  • 303
    Diocletian, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire.
  • 1303
    Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.
  • 1971
    The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 2007
    Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
  • 2008
    Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.

Who were born on February 24?

  • 1774
    Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
  • 1852
    George A. Moore, Irish writer (d. 1933)
  • 1912
    Jiří Trnka, Czech puppet maker, illustrator, motion-picture animator and film director (d. 1969)
  • 1919
    Betty Marsden, English comedy actress (d. 1998)
  • 1926
    Jean Alexander, English actress
  • 1926
    John Gunther Dean, American diplomat
  • 1933
    Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher (d. 2008)
  • 1951
    Helen Shaver, Canadian actress
  • 1974
    Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
  • 1977
    Jason Akermanis, Australian footballer

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