February 24: Day of the Week
February 24, 2021 is the 55th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 310 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 1538Treaty of Nagyvarad between Ferdinand I and John Zápolya.
- 1809London’s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.
- 1831The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.
- 1863Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
- 1875The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries.
- 1944Merrill’s Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000 mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.
- 1945Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
- 1983A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
- 2008Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years.
Who were born on February 24?
- 1920Ernst Reiss, Swiss mountaineer (d. 2010)
- 1926John Gunther Dean, American diplomat
- 1931Dominic Chianese, American actor
- 1946Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
- 1951Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
- 1955Alain Prost, French race car driver
- 1956Paula Zahn, American journalist
- 1958Sammy Kershaw, American musician
- 1968Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (d. 2005)
- 1982Fala Chen, Chinese-American actress and beauty pageant titleholder
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