February 24: Day of the Week
February 24, 2020 is the 55th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 311 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1387King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
- 1607L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
- 1809London’s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1945Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
- 1968Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.
- 1989United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
- 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.
Who were born on February 24?
- 1304Ibn Battuta, Arabian explorer (d. c.1368)
- 1557Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1619)
- 1848Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (d. 1907)
- 1877Rudolph Ganz, Swiss pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1972)
- 1914Zachary Scott, American actor (d. 1965)
- 1933Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher (d. 2008)
- 1934Linda Cristal, Argentina-born actress
- 1938Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
- 1948Tim Staffell, English singer
- 1960Nick Esasky, American baseball player
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