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)
- 1711The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.
- 1826The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
- 1917World 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.
- 1918Estonian Declaration of Independence.
- 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.
- 1945Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
- 1989United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
- 1996The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
- 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.
- 2011Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).
Who were born on February 24?
- 1774Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
- 1836Winslow Homer, American artist (d. 1910)
- 1846Luigi Denza, Italian composer (d. 1922)
- 1931Dominic Chianese, American actor
- 1959Beth Broderick, American actress
- 1962Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
- 1966Ben Miller, English comedian, director and actor
- 1973Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player
- 1975Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
- 1978Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
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