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Monday February 24, 2020

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1303
    Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence.
  • 1538
    Treaty of Nagyvarad between Ferdinand I and John Zápolya.
  • 1711
    The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.
  • 1831
    The 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.
  • 1976
    Cuba: national Constitution is proclaimed.
  • 1980
    The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1898
    Kurt Tank, German aeronautical engineer and test pilot (d. 1983)
  • 1926
    John Gunther Dean, American diplomat
  • 1932
    John Vernon, Canadian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1938
    Kathleen Margaret Richardson, Baroness Richardson of Calow, British Baroness and Methodist reverend
  • 1955
    Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer (d. 2011)
  • 1958
    Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer
  • 1965
    Jane Swift, American politician
  • 1970
    Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
  • 1971
    Josh Bernstein, American explorer and television host
  • 1987
    Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress

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