Saturday February 24, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

February 24: Day of the Week

February 24, 2024 was the 55th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 311 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.

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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.

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)

303
Diocletian, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire.
1387
King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
1809
London’s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
1822
The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
1895
Revolution 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.
1917
World War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
1981
An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
2007
Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.
2008
Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.
2011
Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).

Who were born on February 24?

1848
Andrew Inglis Clark, Tasmanian politician (d. 1907)
1877
Rudolph Ganz, Swiss pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1972)
1898
Kurt Tank, German aeronautical engineer and test pilot (d. 1983)
1922
Steven Hill, American actor
1950
Steve McCurry, American photojournalist
1954
Ann Bell, American Teacher, Entrepreneur and Children’s Book Author
1958
Sammy Kershaw, American musician
1975
Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
1977
Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player
1987
Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress

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