February 24: Day of the Week
February 24, 2020 was the 55th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 311 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
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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)
- 1582Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
- 1822The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
- 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.
- 1881China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
- 1917World 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.
- 1944Merrill’s Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000 mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.
- 1968Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.
- 1989Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a US$3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
- 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.
Who were born on February 24?
- 1557Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1619)
- 1842Arrigo Boito, Italian composer (d. 1918)
- 1914Zachary Scott, American actor (d. 1965)
- 1940Denis Law, Scottish footballer
- 1948Tim Staffell, English singer
- 1950George Thorogood, American singer and guitarist
- 1956Peter Pagel, German footballer (d. 2010)
- 1971Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver
- 1976Zach Johnson, American golfer
- 1980Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler
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