February 24: Day of the Week
February 24, 2018 was the 55th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 303Diocletian, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire.
- 1607L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
- 1803In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
- 1863Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
- 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.
- 1945Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
- 1981An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1877Rudolph Ganz, Swiss pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1972)
- 1919Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian turned American international civil servant (d. 2004)
- 1920Ernst Reiss, Swiss mountaineer (d. 2010)
- 1946John Stapleton, English television presenter
- 1962Michelle Shocked, American musician
- 1966Billy Zane, American actor
- 1973Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player
- 1974Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
- 1982Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
- 1991Madison Hubbell, American ice dancer
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