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.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1303Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
- 1809London’s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
- 1826The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
- 1968Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.
- 1971The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.
- 1981An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
- 1996The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
- 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?
- 1774Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
- 1852George A. Moore, Irish writer (d. 1933)
- 1912Jiří Trnka, Czech puppet maker, illustrator, motion-picture animator and film director (d. 1969)
- 1919Betty Marsden, English comedy actress (d. 1998)
- 1926Jean Alexander, English actress
- 1926John Gunther Dean, American diplomat
- 1933Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher (d. 2008)
- 1951Helen Shaver, Canadian actress
- 1974Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
- 1977Jason Akermanis, Australian footballer
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