February 24: Day of the Week
February 24, 2022 was the 55th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1607L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
- 1711The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.
- 1803In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
- 1822The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
- 1918Estonian Declaration of Independence.
- 1942The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 26, 1942.
- 1944Merrill’s Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000 mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.
- 1989United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
- 1996The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
Who were born on February 24?
- 1914Weldon Kees, American poet, musician, painter (d. 1955)
- 1921Abe Vigoda, American actor
- 1928Barbara Lawrence, American actress
- 1934Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2000)
- 1955Alain Prost, French race car driver
- 1966Billy Zane, American actor
- 1972Manon Rhéaume, Canadian female ice hockey player
- 1975Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
- 1976Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist
- 1989Kosta Koufos, American basketball player
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