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Friday February 24, 2023

February 24: Day of the Week

February 24, 2023 is the 55th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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.
  • 1822
    The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    The Nazi Party is founded.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People’s Republic of China, killing 61.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
  • 2011
    Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).

Who were born on February 24?

  • 1500
    Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1558)
  • 1684
    Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (d. 1738)
  • 1866
    Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
  • 1942
    Joe Lieberman, American politician
  • 1947
    Mike Fratello, American basketball head coach
  • 1950
    Steve McCurry, American photojournalist
  • 1974
    Chad Hugo, American musician (N*E*R*D) and producer (The Neptunes)
  • 1974
    Karim Bagheri, Iranian footballer
  • 1976
    Crista Flanagan, American comedian
  • 1987
    Mayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model

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