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Sunday February 24, 2019

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.

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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.

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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)

  • 1711
    The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.
  • 1826
    The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Estonian Declaration of Independence.
  • 1942
    The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 26, 1942.
  • 1945
    Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
  • 1989
    United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
  • 1996
    The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1999
    The 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.
  • 2011
    Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).

Who were born on February 24?

  • 1774
    Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
  • 1836
    Winslow Homer, American artist (d. 1910)
  • 1846
    Luigi Denza, Italian composer (d. 1922)
  • 1931
    Dominic Chianese, American actor
  • 1959
    Beth Broderick, American actress
  • 1962
    Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
  • 1966
    Ben Miller, English comedian, director and actor
  • 1973
    Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
  • 1978
    Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)

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