February 24: Day of the Week
February 24, 2019 was the 55th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1822The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
- 1881China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
- 1918Estonian Declaration of Independence.
- 1945Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
- 1968Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.
- 1971The 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.
- 1976Cuba: national Constitution is proclaimed.
- 1981An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
- 2007Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
Who were born on February 24?
- 1866Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
- 1877Rudolph Ganz, Swiss pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1972)
- 1923David Soyer, American cellist (d. 2010)
- 1942Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
- 1943Kent Haruf, American novelist
- 1947Edward James Olmos, American actor
- 1955Alain Prost, French race car driver
- 1960Nick Esasky, American baseball player
- 1973Yordan Yovchev, Bulgarian gymnast
- 1976Matt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio, Heavens)
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