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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1803In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
- 1831The 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.
- 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.
- 1989United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
- 1999A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People’s Republic of China, killing 61.
- 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.
- 2007Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
- 2008Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.
Who were born on February 24?
- 1557Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1619)
- 1786Martin W. Bates. U.S. Senator from Delaware (d. 1869)
- 1866Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
- 1938Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
- 1940Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
- 1946John Stapleton, English television presenter
- 1950Steve McCurry, American photojournalist
- 1966René Arocha, Cuban baseball player
- 1975Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
- 1977Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player
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