February 24: Day of the Week
February 24, 2019 was the 55th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1303Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
- 1582Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
- 1826The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
- 1848King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.
- 1881China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
- 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.
- 1920The Nazi Party is founded.
- 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.
- 1983A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
- 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?
- 1597Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)
- 1622Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)
- 1914Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
- 1944Nicky Hopkins, British musician (d. 1994)
- 1947Mike Fratello, American basketball head coach
- 1951Tony Holiday, German singer (d. 1990)
- 1966René Arocha, Cuban baseball player
- 1976Marco Campos, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1995)
- 1979Claire Cooper, English actress
- 1984Sterling James Keenan, American professional wrestler
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